ArabiaWeather - Sinan Khalaf - the Chinese missile, is it really considered a threat to the earth? Or is it just media exaggeration? The Chinese embassy in Saudi Arabia clarified important facts in a series of tweets that it published on Twitter, in which it stated:
"Just as some media provided unprofessional coverage in May 2020, this time the rumors are also untrue."
She added, "The following is the professional comment of the experts ... After the missile completes the task of delivering the space payload, it loses its power, and regardless of the country that manufactures it, there is no concept of" controlling "the missile debris, but the debris flight path is carefully calculated."
And she continued: "The responsible countries in the field of space, including China, neutralize the explosive effectiveness of the missile in the last stage, and the missile can be transferred to an abandoned orbit before it is passivated."
The Chinese embassy confirmed that since the time the first satellite was launched into space, there has been no case of rocket debris or space junk that struck humans by orbiting the Earth.
The embassy concluded the series of tweets by saying that the Chinese missile, like the missiles of other countries so far, is safe on the ground.
The "Long March 5B" missile launched from the Chinese island of Hainan on April 29 carrying the Tianhe craft, which contains what will become the living quarters of three people in a permanent Chinese space station, as the launch vehicle was the first of 11 missions required to complete the station.