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Debris from ‘Long March’ rocket crashed into Sulu Sea

Debris from a Long March 5B launch vehicle launched July 24 crashed early Sunday morning near Southeast Asia. The Chinese space agency reported coordinates Sunday for the impact area in the Sulu Sea, just under 60 kilometers off the east coast of the Philippine island of Palawan, according to AFP. “Most of the components will be burnt up and destroyed during the reentry process,” it was reported. The Malaysian Space Agency shared observations that rocket debris caught fire during re-entry into the atmosphere and then plunged into the Sulu Sea. The rocket had carried the second of three planned modules for the Chinese space station “Tiangong” into space.

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