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How To Watch The Decade’s Final Rocket Launch, China’s Game-Changing ‘Long March 5’

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2019/12/26/how-to-watch-chinas-mars-mission-hinges-on-long-march-5-success-the-decades-last-rocket-launch/#50c57ab75da9

Launch this evening @ 8:45pm SGT from Wenchang space facility in Hainan island...on the final Friday of 2019.

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Chang'e 4 spacecraft soft landed on the far (aka "dark") side of the Moon, on 3 January 2019...coincidentally also on 1st week of the year.

 

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6 hours ago, Chongster said:

China seems to have gotten into all kinds of trouble With its nationalistic agenda in xinjiang, hk, Taiwan, SCS.  

..Xinjiang is about combating extremism, HK/Taiwan is related to China's reunification and SCS is about territorial dispute.

All of the above involves China's sovereignty and largely a domestic affairs.

What has your post got to do with space exploration ?

You damn funni leh.😆

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C'mon guys, we're not throwing garbage in your backyard. Please treat it as ICBM free target practice. Shoot down as much as you like. No charge.  :grin:  

Debris from a Chinese space rocket is crashing toward earth

The possible debris field includes much of the US, as well as Africa, Australia, Brazil, India and Southeast Asia, according to Aerospace’s predictions. Debris from a Chinese rocket is set to crash to Earth some time over the next few days, with the potential for wreckage to land across a wide swathe of the globe.

Part of a Long March 5B rocket China launched on July 24 will make an uncontrolled reentry around July 31...Concern over the reentry and the impact it could have is being dismissed by China, however, with state-backed media saying the warnings are just “sour grapes” from people resentful of the country’s development as a space power. 

The descent of the booster, which weighs 23 metric tons (25.4 tons), would be part of what critics say is a series of uncontrolled crashes that highlights the risks of China’s escalating space race with the US.

“Due to the uncontrolled nature of its descent, there is a non-zero probability of the surviving debris landing in a populated area — over 88% of the world’s population lives under the reentry’s potential debris footprint,” Aerospace said Tuesday.

https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news/tech/debris-from-a-chinese-space-rocket-is-crashing-toward-earth/

 

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