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Chinese Missiles Are Falling To Earth Out Of Control

The rest of the Chinese-made rocket has become the largest space junk to fall back to Earth in nearly 30 years, Forbes reported on May 11.

On May 5, China launched the Truong Chinh 5B (Long March-5B) rocket from the Van Xuong launch site on Hainan Island, carrying the prototype of the country's next-generation experimental spacecraft.

After nearly a week orbiting the Earth, the core stage of the Truong Chinh 5B rocket began returning to Earth's atmosphere at 11am on 11/5.

According to the US military, missiles are flying down the Atlantic, off the coast of West Africa.

According to the New York Post, the speed of an object is thousands of kilometers per hour.

The rest of the Truong Chinh 5B rocket is larger than China's Thien Cung-1 space station, which once crashed out of control in 2018, prompting the United States to issue warnings many times.

According to Spaceflight Now, the object is about 30 meters long, 5 meters wide and weighs approximately 20 tons. It is the fourth largest space junk to fall back to Earth in history, after the Skylab space station in 1979, the Skylab missile floor in 1975 and the Soviet Salyut-7 space station in 1991.

"This is the object with the largest mass reintegrating (the atmosphere) uncontrollably since 1991."
 astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said on Twitter.

Expired satellites and old rockets often fall back to Earth. However, they are not as large as Truong Chinh 5B, and are usually controlled to safely land in the South Pacific. 

US scientists are tracking the falling trajectory of Truong Chinh 5B to warn if a dangerous problem occurs.
Two months ago, China failed to launch the Truong Chinh 7A medium-range rocket into the Earth's low orbit.

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