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BRIN: China’s state debris fall in Indian Ocean


Jakarta, IO – The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) said China’s space debris, CZ5B, was observed passing through southern part of Sumatra and fell in the Indian Ocean, Saturday (30/7) night.

In an official statement on Monday (1/8), BRIN senior researcher Thomas Djamaludin said CZ5B itself is a rocket used to launch the Chinese space station module which weighs about 20 tons and measures 30 meters.

(Source: BRIN)

“The orbit is at an altitude of approximately 120 km, a critical height for a space object to fall. It was observed passing through southern Sumatra and West Kalimantan at its final trajectory,” said Thomas.

He explained that based on orbital data from, the large space debris fell in the southwest part of Indonesia in the Indian Ocean on Saturday (30/7) at 23:45 WIB. The space debris is not harmful to marine biota in the waters, but there may be fragments that may be scattered along its final trajectory, including in southern Sumatra.


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