The Space Force, however, promised to keep tabs on the rocket with updates on the space-track.org website.
Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Astrophysics Center at Harvard University, said earlier this week the rocket debris was “uncontrolled” in its decaying orbit.
The expert criticised China’s negligence in ensuring the rocket was safely deorbited.
He was quoted by The Guardian saying: “What’s bad is that it’s really negligent on China’s part. Things more than ten tonnes we don’t let them fall out of the sky uncontrolled deliberately.”
However, Dr McDowell noted the likelihood of anyone being struck by a piece of the rocket is low – although not entirely non-existent.