Huge Chinese rocket set for uncontrolled reentry

China launched the first module for its space station into orbit late Wednesday, but the mission launcher also reached orbit and is slowly and unpredictably heading back to the earth. Following the module's deployment, the rocket core was expected to make maneuvers for a controlled reentry into the earth's atmosphere. However, that didn't happen. The huge, 100-foot-tall core of the Chinese rocket is tumbling wildly through low-earth orbit and could make an uncontrolled reentry through the atmosphere in the coming days. Ground-based radars detected the rocket core tumbling through orbit, oscillating between altitudes of 106 and 231 miles above the earth's surface, traveling at more than 15,840 mph. https://spacenews.com/huge-rocket-looks-set-for-uncontrolled-reentry-following-chinese-space-station-launch/ ................................................................. #politics #china #space #news #earth

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