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Foreign Ministry spokesperson of China Wang said China “pays great attention to the re-entry of the upper stage of the rocket into the atmosphere.”
“As far as I understand, this type of rocket adopts a special technical design, and the vast majority of the devices will be burnt up and destructed during the re-entry process, which has a very low probability of causing harm to aviation activities and the ground,”
Wang said at a scheduled briefing.
The newspaper Global Times said the stage’s “thin-skinned” aluminum-alloy exterior will easily burn up in the atmosphere, posing an extremely remote risk to people.
Long March 5, also known as Chang Zheng 5 (CZ-5B), is a Chinese heavy-lift launch vehicle developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology. It is the first Chinese launch vehicle designed to use exclusively non-hypergolic liquid propellants.
A new NOTAM was also issued on the recommendation of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and military flights have been halted for the time being.