MALAYSIANS NEED NOT WORRY OVER CHINESE SPACE STATION

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Wilfred Madius Tangau said the public need not worry about debris from China’s Tiangong-1 Space Station falling on Malaysian soil.

We have standard operating procedures (SOPs) to deal with foreign debris if it entered the country’s space. There is no need for the public to worry about the risks,” he said when winding up the 2018 Supply Bill at committee stage for his ministry in the Dewan Rakyat (Lower House), here yesterday.

He said this in reply to a question from Noraini Ahmad (BN-Parit Sulong) who wanted to know the status of the Chinese space station and steps the ministry would take if it entered the earth’s orbit.

Some local and international media reported that the space station, which was left unmanned since 2013, is now out of control.

The reports said the Chinese authorities were working closely with the United Nations (UN) and other space agencies to identify the precise point of impact and issue early warning if there was a high risk.

The National Space Agency (ANGKASA) yesterday issued a statement that the chances of debris from the Chinese space station falling on Malaysian soil was remote.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

MALAYSIANS NEED NOT WORRY OVER CHINESE SPACE STATION

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Wilfred Madius Tangau said the public need not worry about debris from China’s Tiangong-1 Space Station falling on Malaysian soil.

We have standard operating procedures (SOPs) to deal with foreign debris if it entered the country’s space. There is no need for the public to worry about the risks,” he said when winding up the 2018 Supply Bill at committee stage for his ministry in the Dewan Rakyat (Lower House), here yesterday.

He said this in reply to a question from Noraini Ahmad (BN-Parit Sulong) who wanted to know the status of the Chinese space station and steps the ministry would take if it entered the earth’s orbit.

Some local and international media reported that the space station, which was left unmanned since 2013, is now out of control.

The reports said the Chinese authorities were working closely with the United Nations (UN) and other space agencies to identify the precise point of impact and issue early warning if there was a high risk.

The National Space Agency (ANGKASA) yesterday issued a statement that the chances of debris from the Chinese space station falling on Malaysian soil was remote.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK