Bill Nelson, chief of NASA, has criticised China for failing to provide data about launch vehicle path paths.
China did not provide any data about the flight path of Long March 5B (Changzheng-5B), the launch vehicle that returned from Earth. Nelson posted the following tweet: “This must be done in order to use space responsibly, and protect human life on Earth. Nelson noted that potential rocket debris could pose serious risks to life and property.
Bill Nelson speaks about the 18-ton Long March-5B rocket stage, which was partially destroyed in the atmosphere today and whose fragments fell in the Philippines at the Sulu Sea. Some media believed that the Changer-5B stage’s uncontrolled fall could pose a danger to people or objects. However, these fears were not realized.
The Changzheng-5B launched on July 24 the Wentian laboratory module to the Chinese space station Tiangong.