The Long March 5B rocket takes off on April 29, 2021. The remains of its 20-tonne main section are expected to return to Earth in the next few days. Photo: STR/AFP The Long March 5B rocket takes off on April 29, 2021. The remains of its 20-tonne main section are expected to return to Earth in the next few days. Photo: STR/AFP
The Long March 5B rocket takes off on April 29, 2021. The remains of its 20-tonne main section are expected to return to Earth in the next few days. Photo: STR/AFP
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US keeps close watch on Chinese Long March rocket debris, expects re-entry on Saturday

  • Wreckage being tracked from Californian air force base which monitors more than 27,000 man-made objects in space
  • Chinese space programme insider expects the debris to either burn up while entering the atmosphere or fall in the sea

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The Long March 5B rocket takes off on April 29, 2021. The remains of its 20-tonne main section are expected to return to Earth in the next few days. Photo: STR/AFP The Long March 5B rocket takes off on April 29, 2021. The remains of its 20-tonne main section are expected to return to Earth in the next few days. Photo: STR/AFP
The Long March 5B rocket takes off on April 29, 2021. The remains of its 20-tonne main section are expected to return to Earth in the next few days. Photo: STR/AFP
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