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Space junk falls in China

A Fragment of Russian failed Proton falls in Northeastern China

A metallic object was found on ground in Qiqihar, in the province of Heilongjiang, in northeast China.

The space junk was identified by officials as a part of the PROTON-M launch vehicle or $275 million AM4R satellite involved in the failing Russian launch of last May 15th. Russian officials stated that "We can say certainly that nothing reached Earth". Nevertheless, different Russian media declared that some debris may have fallen over Siberia and far East regions of Russia.

Again, no casualties or damage were reported despite of the size and mass of the piece of debris.

Debris in China

Debris recovered by Chinese scientists

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