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‘Out-of-control’ Chinese rocket tumbling to Earth

Long March 5B is doing 27,600km/h in failing orbit, with eventual crash site unknown, after launching space station hub

Part of a huge rocket that launched China’s first module for its Tianhe space station is falling back to Earth and could make an uncontrolled re-entry at an unknown landing point.

The 30-metre high core of the Long March 5B rocket launched the “Heavenly Harmony” unmanned core module into low Earth orbit on 29 April from Wenchang in China’s Hainan province.

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