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The wreckage of a Chinese rocket will fall to Earth this weekend. Portugal in danger

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Space debris is a real problem for our planet. Often, most of it passes through the atmosphere of our planet, but at that moment it is destroyed without posing any danger. In the case of the monitored Chinese Long March CZ-5B missile, the risk is real.

Authorities have already warned of a possible risk of debris falling to Earth this weekend, as Portugal is on the route, as are other European countries.

EASA - the European Aviation Safety Agency - issued a statement warning about a possible fall of up to 9 tons of debris from a Chinese Long March CZ-5B rocket in Europe. The event will take place on July 30 and 31, this weekend.

Space debris that could "uncontrollably" fall over an area about 2,000 kilometers long and about 70 kilometers wide.

While there may not be a specific trajectory, Portugal, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Malta and Bulgaria could be affected, at least in their airspace. EASA says that only a few hours before the event it will be possible to more accurately determine the flight path.

The wreckage of a Chinese rocket will fall to Earth this weekend.  Portugal in danger

The Long March CZ-5B was launched on 24 July and has an estimated mass of 17 to 22 tons, with an expected 9 tons representing one of the "largest debris re-entering the atmosphere in years!", with a piece that could to cross the Earth's atmosphere, has an estimated size of 30 meters.

Some of this structure should disappear as it passes through the atmosphere, even in this case, 20 to 40% of the debris should reach the land or ocean.

Between 20% and 40% of its mass will reach the Earth, which will be enough for numerous fragments to survive and rain down as debris over an area about 2000 kilometers long and about 70 kilometers wide.

| According to EASA.

Em May 2021, while fragments of another Chinese rocket fell to Earth without hitting a single urban area. At this time, another Long March CZ-5B crashed in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives.

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