December 3, 2022


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An uncontrollable rocket falls to Earth: France closes part of its airspace

A Long March 5B rocket launched by China on Monday crashed in the afternoon. France has also taken its precautions, following Catalonia and part of Spain.

This Monday, the Chinese a Long March 5B rocket in space. Objective: To transport the last block Tiangong Space Station.

On the other side of the coin, part of the rocket must now return to Earth. An uncontrollable area, we don’t know very well where and when it will land.

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Out-of-control rocket to fall to Earth: Predictions change, Long March 5B will fall from sky much sooner than expected


If scientists predict that it will crash this Friday at noon, some took other precautions. The Catalonia and other Spanish autonomous communities have decided to close their airspace as the rocket approaches the country.

Catalonia has restricted all flights departing from its airports Barcelona And Reus (Tarragona) Today Friday morning from 9:38 to 10:18, El Periodico reports. “The preventive closure also concerns facilities in Ibiza, Aragon and Navarre, La Rioja and Castilla y León”, Write our colleagues. This will cause a delay throughout the day.

Degut al risc Associat pel no space object CZ-5B crosses espai aeri espanyol, s’han from 09:38 to 10:18 hours absolutely controls flights in Catalunya i altres comunitants.

Else Airports and Companies Ja Han State Information

— Civil Defense (@emergencygate) November 4, 2022

Same with France. In a tweet posted around 10:30 am, the Directorate of Civil Aviation said: “France has decided to close its airspace south of Corsica from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. as space debris from a Chinese rocket re-enters Earth’s atmosphere.”.

# interruptions | France has decided to close its airspace south of Corsica between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. as space debris from a Chinese rocket re-enters Earth’s atmosphere.

— Directorate General of Civil Aviation \ud83c\uddeb\ud83c\uddf7\ud83c\uddea\ud83c\uddfa (@DGAC) November 4, 2022

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