PhilSA: No warning about China rocket

The Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) confirmed on Wednesday that debris found floating in the West Philippine Sea by fishermen was part of the Long March 5B rocket China launched on July 24.The rocket, claimed by Beijing to be its most powerful, reentered the atmosphere at 12:45 a.m. on July 31 (Manila time) over the Indian Ocean, and subsequently crashed over the Sulu Sea near Palawan.

« Upon visual verification, the Philippine Space Agency confirms that the debris was part of CZ-5B, » PhilSA said, referring to Changzheng 5B, the rocket’s other name.

In a separate statement, it called on spacefaring nations to « abide by the protocols and mechanisms enshrined in the [United Natio…

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