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PhilSA cautions against expected debris from a Chinese rocket launch


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FILE PHOTO: This photo taken on November 12, 2020 shows a Long March 3B rocket carrying the Tiantong 1-02 satellite, a new mobile telecommunication satellite, launching from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang in southwestern China's Sichuan province.



MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Space Agency calls on the public to exercise caution as rocket debris from one of China’s launches is expected to fall between 12:33 p.m. and 1:10 p.m. near Palawan. 


Rocket debris from a Long March 3B launch in the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province is projected to fall within the vicinity of Recto bank. 


The drop zone is estimated to be within 137 kilometers of the Ayungin shoal and 200 kilometers from Quezon in Palawan, based on a Notice to Airmen sent to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines from its Chinese counterpart. 


Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/29/2234050/philsa-cautions-against-expected-debris-chinese-rocket-launch


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