(May 10): Debris from China's Long March-5B Y2 carrier rocket landed in the Indian Ocean at 10:24 am Beijing time, west of the Maldives archipelago. Some US authorities previously said that China's rocket debris was falling back to Earth "in an uncontrolled re-entry" and that China was "irresponsible," said Global Times.
In the past few days, some US scientists and even NASA had described how "dangerous" the rocket debris is and how "China is failing to meet responsible standards." A few US scientists have participated in discrediting China's aerospace industry, which is a kind of degradation, Global Times reported.
The landing points for the rocket debris have gone under estimation and calculation, and there is no complete control of how rocket debris deorbits and falls back to Earth. There is also no evidence proving that the landing points of US rocket debris are more controllable compared with those of China's. In March, a piece of debris from a SpaceX rocket fell onto a farm in Washington state, which is one of the closest examples of rocket debris that had the potential to cause damage, Global Times reported.