Spanish Airspace Closed For A Time Today Following Rocket Warnings

Spanish airspace was closed for a time today, following a warning that debris from a Chinese rocket was re-entering Earth’s atmosphere.

Barcelona and Ibiza airports were among those impacted by the grounding, with ongoing flight delays.

China sent its Long March 5B rocket to deliver the final module of its Tiangong space station.

A remnant of the rocket is now making an uncontrolled re-entry, with southern Italy, northern Spain and Portugal all in its trajectory.

It’s believed most of the remnant will burn up on descent.

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