Parts of the Chinese CZ-3B rocket today fell on settlements not far from the Xichang launch center in Sichuan Province, and on social networks there were photographs of damage to residential buildings, as well as dense orange smoke rising from one of the locations.


The rocket Chang Zheng 3B, the Long Marsh, successfully reached the middle orbit around the Earth and set up two BeiDou satellites – serving as the Chinese version of the GPS navigation system. But the thrown-out thugs triggered residential settlements and caused material damage, and there is a risk of environmental pollution.

Namely, these are hypergolic fuel thrusters, which are extremely toxic and corrosive, and even small quantities discharged into the environment pose a danger to the health of humans and animals.