CRASHING TO EARTH

Out-of-control Chinese rocket crash lands in Indian Ocean as ‘debris lights up the night sky over Malaysia’ ~ July 31, 2022

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AN out-of-control Chinese rocket has crash-landed in the Indian Ocean after space debris “lit up the night sky” over Malaysia.

US Space Command confirmed the rocket re-entered over the Indian Ocean at 5.45pm BST.

Footage alleges to show an out-of-control Chinese rocket breaking up over Malaysia
Footage alleges to show an out-of-control Chinese rocket breaking up over MalaysiaCredit: Twitter
Experts had offered reassurance that the rocket was unlikely to cause any harm
Experts had offered reassurance that the rocket was unlikely to cause any harmCredit: Twitter
It was carrying China's space station lab module Wentian
It was carrying China’s space station lab module WentianCredit: Alamy
Experts had plotted where the it was likely to return to Earth
Experts had plotted where the it was likely to return to EarthCredit: The Aerospace Corporation

In a tweet, the space agency said: “USSPACECOM can confirm the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Long March 5B (CZ-5B) re-entered over the Indian Ocean at approx 10:45 am MDT on 7/30.

“We refer you to the #PRC for further details on the re-entry’s technical aspects such as potential debris dispersal+ impact location.”

Chinese officials are yet to confirm the exact details of the crash.

Incredible footage appeared to show the spacecraft disintegrating over Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia.

It’s believed debris landed in the Indian Ocean but may have also struck the Malaysian town of Bintulu.

Astronomer Jonathan McDowell tweeted: “Now Space Force has confirmed decay at 1651 UTC approx 113E 3 N (Bintulu, Sarawak).

“(When they give +- 1 min, they say ‘projected’ but they mean ‘we saw it’).”

Experts had tried to plot the trajectory of the massive rocket as it made an unpredictable re-entry.

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