Another huge piece of Chinese space debris falls to Earth

Another Chinese launch, another uncontrolled rocket body reentry.

Manned Chinese Space Agency (CSMA) launched the third and final module from the Tiangong space station on Monday, October 31 atop a Long March 5B heavy rocket. As with previous Long March 5B launches, China did not perform a controlled deorbit of the rocket’s core stage after its payload was deployed. This means that, once again, a 23-tonne (21 metric ton) Chinese rocket body will crash to Earth above a yet-to-be-determined location in the coming days.

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