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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

China’s first space Station is expected to come Crashing Down Soon to Earth within Weeks

China’s first space station is expected to come crashing down to Earth within weeks, but scientists have not been able to predict where the 8.5-tonne module will hit. 


The US-funded Aerospace Corporation estimates Tiangong-1 will re-enter the atmosphere during the first week of April, give or take a week. 

The European Space Agency says
the module will come down between 24 March and 19 April. In 2016 China admitted it had lost control of Tiangong-1 and would be unable to perform a controlled re-entry. 

Tiangong-1: Chinese space station will crash to Earth within months The statement from Aerospace said there was “a chance that a small amount of debris” from the module will survive re-entry and hit the Earth. 

 “If this should happen, any surviving debris would fall within a region that is a few hundred kilometers in size,” said Aerospace, a research organisation that advises government and private enterprise on space flight. 

Aerospace warned that the space station might be carrying a highly toxic and corrosive fuel called hydrazine on board. The report includes a map showing the module is expected to re-enter somewhere between... 

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