(LEAD) Chinese rocket debris falls into Indian Ocean
Defense 16:39 May 09, 2021
(ATTN: UPDATES with ministry statement)
SEOUL, May 9 (Yonhap) -- Debris from a Chinese space rocket fell into the Indian Ocean on Sunday, the science ministry said.
Remnants of the Long March 5B rocket landed in waters southeast of India around 11:30 a.m., the ministry said, citing data from the U.S.-based Combined Space Operations Center.
The rocket was launched last week carrying a module of China's first permanent space station into orbit. But a large piece of debris plunged back in an uncontrolled reentry.
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