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Chinese rocket debris to fall into South Pacific around noon: source

All News 10:17 May 09, 2021

SEOUL, May 9 (Yonhap) -- Debris from a Chinese space rocket is expected to fall into the South Pacific Ocean near Australia around noon (Korean time), a government source said Sunday.

The crash is not expected to affect the Korean Peninsula, the source said.

The Long March 5B rocket was launched last week carrying a module of China's first permanent space station into orbit. But a large piece of debris is expected to plunge back in an uncontrolled reentry.

Members of the Korea Space Operations Center hold a videoconference with officials of the U.S.-led Combined Space Operations Center on May 7, 2021, to discuss falling debris from a Chinese space rocket, in this photo provided by South Korea's Air Force. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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