The Long March-5B Y4 carrier rocket, carrying the space lab module Mengtian, blasted off from China on October 31, 2022.
Photo: Xinhua
The Long March-5B Y4 carrier rocket, carrying the space lab module Mengtian, blasted off from China on October 31, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
Spain

Risk of Chinese rocket debris forces Spain to ground flights

  • Flights were stopped for a short while ‘due to the risk of the space object CZ-5B passing through the Spanish air space’, said a government agency
  • The falling booster is the large core stage of the Long March 5B rocket, which travels into orbit, circles the Earth for a few days then decays and descends

The Long March-5B Y4 carrier rocket, carrying the space lab module Mengtian, blasted off from China on October 31, 2022.
Photo: Xinhua
The Long March-5B Y4 carrier rocket, carrying the space lab module Mengtian, blasted off from China on October 31, 2022. Photo: Xinhua
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