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Space Agency: Rocket debris ‘not dangerous’

China expects debris from the recently launched rocket to fall into international waters. That rocket remains fell back to Earth is “common in space travel,” the English-language edition of the state-affiliated Global Times newspaper wrote. Aerospace Knowledge magazine Editor-in-Chief Wang Ya’an told the newspaper that China’s space agencies had carefully considered the possibility of falling debris: in the rocket’s design, choice of the launch site, and trajectory. The newspaper also said, citing various experts, that the rocket stage was built primarily of lightweight material, most of which will simply burn up during re-entry.

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