The head of the US Army’s aerospace division accused Beijing of being irresponsible and risky not to release information about the missile’s trajectory.
The United States has said that a Chinese missile has crashed from space uncontrollably. The Space Administration said a Long March 5B rocket entered Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean on Saturday U.S. military on Twitter with. The US Space Command did not provide any other information. The Chinese government should provide information about potential debris and impact site.
However, NASA chief Bill Nelson accused Beijing of not publishing information about the rocket’s trajectory as irresponsible and dangerous. “All space nations should adhere to best practices and do their part in sharing this type of information in advance,” he said on Twitter on Saturday. In the case of missiles like the “Long March 5B” in particular, there is a “significant risk of loss of life and property” due to debris.
The unmanned spacecraft “Wentian” was launched last Sunday with the rocket, the second of three units of the Chinese space station “Tiangong”. The space station is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year and have a life span of ten years. In recent years, the People’s Republic of China has invested billions in its space programs in order to catch up with the United States and Russia.
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