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China’s Long March 5B rocket disintegrated successfully over the Indian Ocean

Tech Story | 09/05/2021 11:11 AM | Click to read full article

After a long haul of speculations over where the huge 23 metric tonne-core of the Chinese rocket will fall, the Indian Ocean is the place where it descended successfully without any speculative harm or accident to anybody.

"After monitoring and analysis, at 10:24 (0224 GMT) on May 9, 2021, the last-stage wreckage of the Long March 5B Yao-2 launch vehicle has re-entered the atmosphere," the China Manned Space Engineering Office said in a statement, providing coordinates for a point in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives.