This morning's data on the altitude-versus-time of the Tianhe / CZ-5B objects. The core stage orbit continues to slowly decay as expected. pic.twitter.com/E8EPJ9yzRu
Just in: DOD says @usspacecom is aware of & tracking the Chinese Long March 5B rocket, which launched a Chinese space station module into space last week and now risks crashing back onto Earth, but its exact reentry point cannot be pinpointed until hours before it happens.
After dumping a deadly virus on the world, the next gift from China is a 21-ton piece of rocket travelling at 27,600km/h that could crash into any random point on earth. www.theguardian.com/science/2021/may/04/out-of-control-chinese-rocket-tumbling-to-earth
A #3D-printed giant #panda model installed on a satellite camera was sent into space by #China's Long March-6 rocket. As the satellite orbits the Earth, the camera will take pictures of the panda model with the planet from different locations. Looking forward. pic.twitter.com/yndWBz57V8
What did China launch into space?
Shenzhou 3 and Shenzhou 4 were launched in 2002, carrying test dummies. Following these was the successful Shenzhou 5, China's first crewed mission in space on October 15, 2003, which carried Yang Liwei in orbit for 21 hours and made China the third nation to launch a human into orbit. wikipedia.orgChinese space program