Senator Bill Nelson, the director of NASA, issued a statement on the matter, saying: “It is clear that China has not reached the responsible standards for space debris.” At the same time, China stated that its latest rocket incident It has always been the subject of “exaggeration”.
Madrid (EUROPA PRESS). -On May 9, the Indian rocket was launched undamaged over the Indian Ocean. The fall of the Chinese rocket at the core of the future space station it launched sparked debate about space debris.
Senator Bill Nelson, the director of NASA, issued a statement on the matter, saying: “It is clear that China has failed to meet the responsible standards for its space debris a few hours before the rocket debris fell on the earth.” Control, and there is no information transparency.
Nelson said: “Countries that travel in space should minimize the risks to people and property on Earth from objects re-entering space and maximize the transparency of these actions.”
For the Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “It is vital that China, as well as all countries and commercial entities that conduct space travel, act responsibly and transparently in space to ensure the safety, stability and long-term safety of space activities. Sustainability. External”.
In response, the Global Times, a subsidiary of the People’s Daily, the official organization of the China Times, published an editorial on May 10, stating that re-entering the atmosphere is “a universal method for dealing with rocket debris, which everyone is practicing. Including the United States itself. The space power within,” its latest “Long March May 5th” rocket incident has always been the subject of “blatant exaggeration”, and all this comes from “people who are jealous of China’s rapid development of aerospace technology.”
The editorial pointed out that “there is no evidence that the landing site of US rocket fragments is easier to control compared to China.”
The Global Times added that unless the rocket is fully recovered after launch, there will always be some uncontrollable factors. He recalled that in the past 60 years of space activities, the estimated decline in rocket debris so far did not cause casualties. He emphasized: “In addition, the risk of rocket fragments falling is the same, no matter whose rocket it is. To say that China’s rocket fragments is particularly dangerous and is seriously anti-intellectual.”
The China Manned Space Administration (CMSA) said that debris from China’s Long March 5B Y2 carrier rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere at 02:24 UTC on May 9, and most of its parts were burned during the combustion process. The reentry point is at 72.47 degrees east longitude and 2.65 degrees north latitude, indicating that the area is located in the Arabian Sea west of the Maldives.