After the launch of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Long March B5 rocket, the international community was alerted by the lack of information on the trajectory of the rocket’s debris, which could cause serious economic damage upon entering the earth and even endanger human life.
The Chinese rocket, with an estimated weight of 25 tons, came down uncontrolled at a speed of around 17,000/mph, proving that its fall could have been fatal for any populated region of the world.
According to reports, the Long March B5 lifted off from China’s experimental Wentian space station module on July 24 and exploded, causing debris to scatter into orbit in space. It appears that the CCP’s aerospace technology has failed to improve the quality of its space equipment and has again failed to control and be responsible for it.
Once again, the behavior of the CCP is controversial. According to Harvard astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell: “No other country leaves these 20-ton things in orbit to reenter in an uncontrolled way.”
Bill Nelson, a senior NASA official, also criticized the CCP for not informing the world where the rocket debris would fall. He said, “All spacefaring nations should follow established best practices, and do their part to share this type of information in advance to allow reliable predictions of potential debris impact risk, especially for heavy-lift vehicles, like the Long March 5B, which carry a significant risk of loss of life and property.”
This is the third launch in three years since the CCP began its space station and the third time it has repeated its failure to anticipate imminent danger and its inability to control the wreckage of Long March B5.
In 2020, after its first launch, the Long March had problems with a booster. It re-entered the atmosphere and crashed into a village in the interior of Côte d’Ivoire, Africa, causing damage to many buildings, including a 40-foot building.
In 2021, after its launch, debris from the rocket crashed into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives. However, the CCTV news agency took it upon itself to disinform what happened and explained that the Long March debris burned up as it entered the atmospheric layer before falling into the sea.
According to the Chinese space station, the rocket debris should have fallen off the southwest coast of Dhaalu Atoll in the southwestern Maldives. Dhaalu Atoll is one of the most popular tourist islands in the Maldives.
Aerospace industry specialists maintain that most rockets worldwide are in two sections. The first section is the one with the largest volume, which falls into the ocean or onto land after entering the atmosphere. But, the Long March 5 B has only one section, which remains in orbit and will drift. In general, the space station should be able to guide these large objects to crash into the ocean rather than letting the debris drift in orbit.
Experts assure us that it is not difficult to guide a rocket to crash, the CCP could do it, but apparently, it does not do it. What are its intentions if this is an avoidable risk and the CCP does not assume that responsibility?
Long March B5 rocket debris falls 1400 km off Taiwan
In the context of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) training with firearms, on July 31, the wreckage of the Long March 5B rocket finally fell, but only about 1,400 km from Taiwan, the Asian island that has been threatened with invasion by China for years.
After the fall of the CCP space junk, the Chinese regime published on its official website that the wreckage of Long March 5B fell into the surrounding waters at 119.0° east longitude and 9.1° north latitude at around 0:55 on the 31st, Beijing time, not far from the island of Palawan in the Philippines, only about 870 miles south of Taiwan.
The CCP explained that its military training was being conducted as a warning to the United States over the visit of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.
So, it is possible that the fall of Long March 5B could have been aimed towards Taiwan, although without achieving its target, and for this reason, the CCP did not report on the trajectory of the rocket debris.
Tension and threats by the Chinese to invade Taiwan are increasing every day.
Why is the CCP interested in the aerospace industry?
The CCP’s silence on its strategic plans in space concerns the international community because it has so far failed to act responsibly with the safety of its equipment and the launching of its rockets.
According to security experts, the Chinese regime’s space program is a direct military threat to the United States and the world.
Since the beginning of its aerospace activity, the CCP has shown that it is aiming to surpass the United States and Russia. For example, it stated that it would carry out more than 40 launches into space this year.
Today, the CCP continues to build its own space station and launch outside of safety laws, taking risks regarding the world’s security. Its ambitions go beyond just competing, with its ultimate goal being to take over the Moon and even Mars.