Space Command: Chinese Rocket Stage Still in Orbit Written 3 March 2022


Chang'e 5 assembly, leaving CZ-5 rocket. | Credit: China News Service; Wikipedia; CC BY 3.0

Space News reports that a spent rocket upper stage “from China’s 2014 Chang’e-5 T1 mission thought set to impact the moon did not reenter the atmosphere as previously stated, according to U.S. Space Command.” The rocket stage has been “identified by astronomers and academics tracking deep space objects as most likely to be the object set to impact the far side of the moon March 4.”
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