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NASA criticizes China's handling of rocket re-entry as debris lands near Maldives


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#1 Mark Carver

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 06:04 AM

The commies do no wrong. Thus as Sgt Schultz would say, "I know nothing".

 

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#2 Mackus

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 07:25 AM

China is by far the worst actor in this regard. Russia is pretty good about space debris. Both are problematic when it comes to space warfare, like anti-satellite stuff, but that's a different category.
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Posted 09 May 2021 - 01:01 PM

This is why large rockets should be in stages, not in one large bulky mass.... the stages burn up better....


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#4 Mackus

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 01:08 PM

There are no single stage rockets. They all have multiple stages.

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 02:10 PM

Haven't seen China have an issue with Rockets like that since that Daryl Morey tweet

 

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 11:17 AM

China is by far the worst actor in this regard. Russia is pretty good about space debris. Both are problematic when it comes to space warfare, like anti-satellite stuff, but that's a different category.

The clown in North Korea also is a concern to watch as they love testing rockets/missiles.



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Posted 10 May 2021 - 11:19 AM

The clown in North Korea also is a concern to watch as they love testing rockets/missiles.

 

Those are missiles, which are specifically designed to come down, so they don't get high enough to remain in orbit and end up slowly de-orbiting like the to-space booster that caused the concern over the weekend.  So they are concerning, but not from a space debris standpoint.


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