China's Space Program News Thread


Quickie

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Anybody reading all the articles about how China's CZ-5 launch is a threat to humanity because China can't apparently control the parts that separate from the rocket raining down on the Earth just like what happens with everyone else's when they launch rockets? They even show a picture of what looks like 8-inch piping that that landed in Africa. That didn't burn in the atmosphere? What amazing materials science China must have to be able survive re-entry? Every time they try to spin something from nothing, you know it's all about trying to find an excuse to stop China from advancing.
It must be fake news.

Satellite launches are never launched towards the west which is the direction where Afrika is. (For fuel-saving reason having to do with taking advantage of the spin of the earth)
 
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ariesjericho

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Anybody reading all the articles about how China's CZ-5 launch is a threat to humanity because China can't apparently control the parts that separate from the rocket raining down on the Earth just like what happens with everyone else's when they launch rockets? They even show a picture of what looks like 8-inch piping that that landed in Africa. That didn't burn in the atmosphere? What amazing materials science China must have to be able survive re-entry? Every time they try to spin something from nothing, you know it's all about trying to find an excuse to stop China from advancing.
Average man can't tell lower stage from upper stage of the rocket, which is convenient for taletelling.
 

plawolf

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It must be fake news.

Satellite launches are never launched towards the west which is the direction where Afrika is. (For fuel-saving reason having to do with taking advantage of the spin of the earth)
It’s debris from the earlier failed launch from what I heard. Still scaremongering nonsense, but maybe not 100% fabricated.
 

Quickie

Major
It’s debris from the earlier failed launch from what I heard. Still scaremongering nonsense, but maybe not 100% fabricated.
That would mean the rocket launcher would have to fly east all the way over North America and going three quarters the way around the Earth and finally landed in Afrika. More likely would be American rocket launcher debris landing on Afrika or Europe but I've never heard of such a thing.
 

Klon

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Anybody reading all the articles about how China's CZ-5 launch is a threat to humanity because China can't apparently control the parts that separate from the rocket raining down on the Earth just like what happens with everyone else's when they launch rockets? They even show a picture of what looks like 8-inch piping that that landed in Africa. That didn't burn in the atmosphere? What amazing materials science China must have to be able survive re-entry? Every time they try to spin something from nothing, you know it's all about trying to find an excuse to stop China from advancing.
It must be fake news.

Satellite launches are never launched towards the west which is the direction where Afrika is. (For fuel-saving reason having to do with taking advantage of the spin of the earth)
Average man can't tell lower stage from upper stage of the rocket, which is convenient for taletelling.
It’s debris from the earlier failed launch from what I heard. Still scaremongering nonsense, but maybe not 100% fabricated.
That would mean the rocket launcher would have to fly east all the way over North America and going three quarters the way around the Earth and finally landed in Afrika. More likely would be American rocket launcher debris landing on Afrika or Europe but I've never heard of such a thing.
I almost believed this bit of fake news after it was reported by major outlets and mentioned by NASA's director. Luckily, the truth was revealed on SDF.
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Quickie

Major
So, the Long March 5B huge single core stage had gone into a very low orbit and spending some time in space.

Normally, a rocket first and second stages fall back to earth within about 1000 km from the launch site.

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The point is still is how can a long and thin 40-foot pipe (supposedly from the LM 5B) survive reentry without crumbling up and disintegrating and remaining as straight as it is when it crash-landed in Afrika?
 

PikeCowboy

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Also it landed on a tree at re-entry velocity and the tree looks almost unscathed

unless they later picked it up and placed it there? Still... then again Ive never seen re-entered space debris and what they look like
 

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