Debris from satellite launch found in Jiangxi

A man examining a piece of a Chinese-built Long March 3B rocket that landed in a field in Suichuan county, in China's central Jiangxi province, on Sunday. The rocket part fell to the earth following the successful launch of an FY-4 geostationary orbi
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A man examining a piece of a Chinese-built Long March 3B rocket that landed in a field in Suichuan county, in China's central Jiangxi province, on Sunday. The rocket part fell to the earth following the successful launch of an FY-4 geostationary orbit meteorological satellite on Sunday from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan province. The part narrowly missed village buildings. No casualties were reported. The launch marked the 242nd mission executed by China using its Long March series of rockets. The satellite will significantly improve China's weather- and climate-forecasting capabilities.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 13, 2016, with the headline 'Debris from satellite launch found in Jiangxi'. Print Edition | Subscribe