Feeds

Chinese rocket parts land on village

30kg piece of wreckage takes out power lines, shocks locals

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Residents of a remote Chinese village became unwitting participants in China’s much-vaunted space program over the weekend when debris from a recently launched carrier rocket took out a 10 kilovolt (kv) power line and damaged several houses.

The Long March 3B rocket launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in western Sichuan province at 23.56 Beijing time on Saturday, carrying telecommunications satellite ChinaSat 2A into orbit.

However, unspecified parts of the carrier vehicle fell to earth hundreds of miles away in Suining County, Hunan province, China Daily reported.

A 30kg piece of debris is thought to have crashed to earth just after midnight on Sunday morning, taking out the electricity supply. One local apparently suffered a shock when they touched the wreckage.

It may be wise for local residents to ready themselves, however that is possible, for repeats of the incident as the People’s Republic has ambitious plans to launch a comprehensive array of “Earth observation satellites” over the next few years and is still in the process of building out its Beidou satellite navigation system which will directly challenge the United States military’s GPS.

The Long March-5 and Long March-7 rockets should be ready for their respective maiden flights in within the next five years, while a new heavy-thrust carrier rocket is being developed which could set the scene for manned Moon and deep space expeditions in the future.

The government is also hoping that its Tiangong-1 space lab can form the first piece of a space station planned for completion by 2020. ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
So, just how do you say 'the mutt's nuts' in French?
Vital linguistic question interrupts LOHAN spaceplane mission
95 floors in 43 SECONDS: Hitachi's new ultra-high-speed lift
Guangzhou skyscraper denizens to hold on to hats
Most Americans doubt Big Bang, not too sure about evolution, climate change – survey
Science no match for religion, politics, business interests
KILLER SPONGES menacing California coastline
Surfers are safe, crustaceans less so
Discovery time for 200m WONDER MATERIALS shaved from 4 MILLENNIA... to 4 years
Alloy, Alloy: Boffins in speed-classification breakthrough
LOHAN and the amazing technicolor spaceplane
Our Vulture 2 livery is wrapped, and it's les noix du mutt
Liftoff! SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts Dragon on third resupply mission to ISS
SpaceX snaps smartly into one-second launch window
STEALTHY NANOROBOTS dress up as viruses, prepare to sneak into YOUR BODY
Cloaking techniques nicked from viruses tackle roadblocks on way to medical frontier
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.