Last Chinese launch of 2022 triggers rocket debris fall warning from Philippine Space Agency

China’s last space launch of 2022, which lifted off on Thursday, Dec. 29, triggered a rocket space debris fall warning from the Philippine Space Agency.

A Chinese Long March 3B rocket launched Thursday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center carrying the Shiyan-10 02 satellite will be used for in-orbit verification of new space technologies, such as space environment monitoring.

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A Chinese Long March 3B rocket takes off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center carrying the Shiyan-10 02 satellite on December 29, 2022. (Image credit: CAST)

Unburned rocket debris

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