Wreckage from a Chinese Long March 5B rocket first stage made a fiery reentry into Earth’s atmosphere over Southeast Asia Saturday, six days after launching a space station module into orbit.
The first stage of the Long March 5B rocket which launched China’s Wentian space station module could reenter the atmosphere around July 31, according to a prediction from the Aerospace Corporation.
China added a new experiment module to its space station Sunday, following a high-profile launch from the country’s coastal spaceport.
China is gearing up to send a second module to its under-construction space station with a launch from the coastal Wenchang spaceport later this month.
A Long March 5B rocket has arrived at Wenchang spaceport as China gears up to send its second space station module into orbit.