Debris from China's largest rocket launched recently have ended up in the Indian Ocean, according to Chinese state media.

That happened somewhere southwest of Sri Lanka and India.

The debris from the rocket is said to have entered the atmosphere at 4.24 am (Dutch time).

The Chinese argue that most of the debris from the launch vehicle was burned upon re-entry into the atmosphere and that it is highly unlikely that any damage was caused.

The Long March 5B rocket launched part of a Chinese space station into space.

The rocket flew uncontrolled through space for over a week.

It was unavoidable that part of it would crash, but it was unclear exactly where that would happen.

Experts had warned that parts of the more than 20-ton, 30-meter rocket could end up in residential areas.

The European Space Agency, ESA, feared that debris from the launch vehicle would land in Southern Europe.

Washington emphasized that, according to international agreements, such missiles must enter the ocean in a controlled manner.

It was not the first time that a Chinese missile landed uncontrolled on Earth.

In May last year, this happened in the Atlantic Ocean near the coast of West Africa.

Despite this, long metal rods ended up in the Ivory Coast.

Several buildings in that country were damaged.

China is busy with space projects.

The Chinese space station that is being worked on could eventually become the only functioning space station.

After more than twenty busy years, the International Space Station ISS has become obsolete and looks towards the last years.