NASA Claims China never shared “Specific Trajectory Information needed to know where Possible Debris might Fall"
The same thing happened in 2021 and NASA, as well as other space organizations, deemed China as "Opaque"
Seen over the Indian Ocean, a Chinese rocket fell back to the Earth. NASA claims China didn’t share any of the “specific trajectory information needed to know where possible debris might fall.”
"All spacefaring nations should follow established best practices and do their part to share this type of information in advance to allow reliable predictions of potential debris impact risk. Doing so is critical to the responsible use of space and to ensure the safety of people here on Earth."
Bill Nelson, a NASA Administrator, said.
A government-funded research center near Los Angele, Aerospace Corporation, said it was reckless of China to allow the rocket’s entire main-core stage to return to Earth in such an uncontrolled reentry. Analysts said the rocket body would disintegrate as it plunged back to earth, but it was also large enough that chunks would survive and rain debris over an estimated 1,240-mile area.
Just last year, NASA and other global space organizations accused China of being opaque after the Chinese government kept silent about estimated debris trajectories of the last Long March rocket flight in 2021.