Most debris of the Chang Zheng 5 rocket will burn upon entering the atmosphere; the risk for planes or objects on Earth is very low, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said, APA reports citing Sputnik.
“On 29 April, the Chang Zheng-5B launch vehicle successfully launched the base module of the orbital station into orbit. The Chinese side is closely monitoring the situation with the rocket stage entering the Earth's atmosphere. According to my information, the launch vehicle is designed from a special material, most of its debris will burn up upon entering the atmosphere, the threat to air navigation and objects on the ground is extremely low," Wang Wenbin said at a briefing.
According to the US military, the rocket stage will enter the atmosphere on 9 May over Turkmenistan at the coordinates of 38.1 degrees north latitude and 62.5 degrees east longitude.