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Debris from the Long March 5B had people looking warily skyward since it blasted off from China’s Hainan island on April 29, but the China Manned Space Engineering Office said most of the debris was burnt up in the atmosphere.(AFP)

US hits out as Chinese rocket debris hits Earth

PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 01:41 AM IST
The coordinates given by Chinese state media, citing the China Manned Space Engineering Office, put the point of impact in the ocean west of the Maldives archipelago.
FILE PHOTO: The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station Tianhe, takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, China April 29, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS
FILE PHOTO: The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station Tianhe, takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, China April 29, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS

China's rocket debris disintegrates over Indian Ocean, lands near Maldives

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 09:00 AM IST
Debris from China's largest rocket, 'Long March', re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Sunday morning and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean, Chinese state media reported. The segment now lies west of the Maldives archipelago, according to the provided coordinates of the point of impact.
A Long March-5B rocket, carrying China's Tianhe space station core module, lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center.(AFP)
A Long March-5B rocket, carrying China's Tianhe space station core module, lifts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center.(AFP)

US military predicts time, place of Chinese rocket debris crash on Earth: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2021 04:21 PM IST
  • China launched a Long March-5B rocket on April 29 carrying the first module of its new space station, Tianhe, into Earth's orbit.
The US said earlier this week that it expected the Long March 5B rocket to fall out of orbit and re-enter the atmosphere Saturday, although it was unclear where any debris would land.(Reuters file photo)
The US said earlier this week that it expected the Long March 5B rocket to fall out of orbit and re-enter the atmosphere Saturday, although it was unclear where any debris would land.(Reuters file photo)

China says falling rocket unlikely to cause damage in re-entry

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2021 01:47 PM IST
Most of the spacecraft would burn up during re-entry, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told a briefing Friday in Beijing.
The small rocket, designed to be deployed quickly and from mobile launch sites such as a ship, carried seven satellites, including one that measures sea-surface winds to forecast typhoons.(Reuters)
The small rocket, designed to be deployed quickly and from mobile launch sites such as a ship, carried seven satellites, including one that measures sea-surface winds to forecast typhoons.(Reuters)

China launches rocket from ship at sea for first time

Beijing, China | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 12:20 PM IST
China has made its space programme a top priority in recent years as it races to catch up with the United States and become a major space power by 2030.

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Which party will north Maharashtra pick?

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 01:38 PM IST
As the region spread across six Parliamentary constituencies goes to polls in less than a month, much water has flown under the Godavari River, after the strike in 2017 and the Long March in 2018
Vegetables lie scattered on a road as the farmers’ protest enters third day, Hisar, June 3, 2018(PTI)
Vegetables lie scattered on a road as the farmers’ protest enters third day, Hisar, June 3, 2018(PTI)

Farm sector crisis: growth fetishism in agriculture is reaching its limits

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 01:44 PM IST
Our ruling establishment, both the current and previous ones, has only sold promises, reports and occasional palliatives such as loan waivers to the farmers
Farmers shout slogans during a rally at the end of their six-day-long march on foot, in Mumbai, on March 12.(AP Photo)
Farmers shout slogans during a rally at the end of their six-day-long march on foot, in Mumbai, on March 12.(AP Photo)

Month after Maharashtra protest, farmers to hit streets over bullet train land acquisition

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 11:46 PM IST
The bullet train corridor will originate at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai and go through Thane and Palghar districts. Farmers in both the districts are opposing acquisition of land.
A tailor stitches CPI(M) party flags at a workshop before the Tripura assembly election held in February 2018.(PTI Photo)
A tailor stitches CPI(M) party flags at a workshop before the Tripura assembly election held in February 2018.(PTI Photo)

CPM may shake up politburo at party congress in Hyderabad

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 07:08 PM IST
Ashok Dhawale, the CPM’s face in Maharashtra and the brain behind the ‘Long March’ by the farmers this year, is expected to be elevated to the politburo, as a reward for his organising skills.
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