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May 7 - Second stage of Chinese space rocket may enter atmosphere over Pacific May 9
 

 
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The second stage of China’s space rocket CZ-5B, which carried into space the core module of a future space station, may enter the dense layer of the atmosphere over the Pacific on May 9, Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos told TASS on Friday.

"According to calculations made as of May 7, the second stage may enter the atmosphere over the Pacific during the night hours of May 9 Moscow time," Roscosmos said, adding that the object was now steadily losing altitude, the apogee of its orbit being 267 kilometers, and perigee, 156 kilometers.

The space rocket CZ-5B blasted off from the Wenchang launch site on April 29 to orbit the core module Tianhe (Milky Way) of China’s future space station. The second stage of the launch vehicle is unable to maneuver and is currently in the process of uncontrolled reentry. Its dry mass is about 18 tonnes.

Russia’s chief information and analysis center of the Warning Automated System of Hazardous Situations in near-Earth Space is gathering and processing information about the rocket stage’s trajectory. Earlier, Rocsosmos told TASS the rocket stage’s debris do not pose any risk to Russia.

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 1 month ago '07        #2
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This story makes no sense to me..

So China has their own space station? And this Chinese version of a Saturn-V rocket was orbiting it ? And why is it taking so long to reach the stations orbit or for re-entry to happen ?

I need answers. How sway, how?
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 iTzMe! said
This story makes no sense to me..

So China has their own space station? And this Chinese version of a Saturn-V rocket was orbiting it ? And why is it taking so long to reach the stations orbit or for re-entry to happen ?

I need answers. How sway, how?
yeah just like the russians used to have their own, "mir" back in the 90s. when funding got tight during the r*pe of russia in the 90s, they finally let it deorbit and burn up in 2001.

china's actually had a couple space stations but they were never meant to be long term, the last one de-orbited and made re-entry in 2019. this launch was the first part of a number of launches of modules to build out their new space station. this one is meant to be long term after their tests on the others. it's going to be about the same size as mir was. which is about 1/5th the size of the international space station.

because of the way their rocket is designed it's not controllable in it's re-entry which is why we basically don't know where it's going to re-enter at and what areas are at risk (low risk to humans, but still possible.) this actually happened almost exactly a year ago during one of their test runs. the rocket had an uncontrollable re-entry and debris rained over the ivory coast in africa in a populated area but luckily no one was harmed.





but yeah obviously it seems pretty stupid of the chinese to design a rocket that's so large it doesn't burn up on re-entry. they are strapped for cash and are spread thin on their investments on other projects so maybe that's why. but it would be nice if they designed a smaller rocket that can be controlled or a re-usable one like space x has developed. but that's a lot to ask of any country for the latter as it wasn't a reality until 5 years ago.

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tin foil hat time:

it looks like a piece of a rocket, but will deploy a missile ( or some bio warfare ) at the last second.

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i mean, if its gonna threaten humans...shoot it, let most of it burn up in the atmosphere



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