Q. Why is this in news?
A. A Chinese booster rocket made an uncontrolled return to earth, leading to US furore against Beijing for not sharing information about the potentially hazardous object’s descent.
Yet another Chinese irresponsibility
Q. What is an Uncontrolled Re-entry?
Q. Why did it fell back?
Q. Why is it difficult to track uncontrolled descents?
Q. Are there laws regulating space junk?
A. Yes. The Space Liability Convention of 1972.
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