When and where will China’s large rocket debris fall to Earth this weekend?

A large Chinese rocket body will likely return to Earth tomorrow (July 30), but no one knows exactly when or where.

The 25-tonne (22.5 metric ton) core stage of a Long March 5B rocket will enter Earth’s atmosphere tomorrow at 2:05 p.m. EDT (6:05 p.m. GMT), plus or minus five hours, according to the latest predictions from The Aerospace Corporation researchers (opens in a new tab). The booster spent less than a week in orbit; this Lobed Wentianthe second module of China’s Tiangong space station on July 24.


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