Debris from the last stage of the Long March-7 Y5 carrier rocket reentered the atmosphere at 5:34 p.m. on Wednesday (Beijing Time), the China Manned Space Agency said.
The vast majority of the device burned up during reentry and the debris fell into the sea, with the center of the landing area at a latitude of 37.5 degrees north and a longitude of 24.2 degrees east, according to an agency statement.
The Long March-7 Y5 rocket, carrying the cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-4, lifted off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern island province of Hainan on May 10. Tianzhou-4 is carrying three categories of supplies: six months of living supplies for the upcoming Shenzhou-14 mission's three taikonauts, spare parts for space station maintenance, and space research equipment.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
China National Space Agency
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FAA issues Commercial Space Reentry Site Operator License for Huntsville Airport
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Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a license to the Huntsville-Madison Airport Authority in Alabama to operate the Huntsville International Airport (HSV) as a commercial space reentry site.
The license permits the airport to offer its site for Sierra Space Dream Chaser vehicles returning to Earth from future NASA resupply missions to the International Space Station. The Reentry Site Operator License is valid for five years.
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