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Tiangong-1: China's out of control space station could crash into Earth

Tiangong-1, 8.5-tonne Chinese Space Station Is Expected To Crash Into Earth Sometime Between January And March 2018, According To The Scientists.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kajol | Updated on: 11 Nov 2017, 08:08:02 AM
Tiangong-1: China's out of control space station could crash into Earth

New Delhi:

Tiangong-1, 8.5-tonne Chinese space station is expected to crash into Earth sometime between January and March 2018, according to the scientists.

The scientists revealed that its orbit has been decaying since March 2016 and hence, is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere early next year.

The European Space Agency is searching out possible crash sites and according to that, major city including  New York, Tokyo, Beijing, etc are at peril.

There are chances that detritus could fall between 43 degrees North and 43 degrees South. The European Space Agency also added that debris of Chinese space station could also fall on the Istanbul, Los Angeles and countries such as Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, and Greece.

Earlier, the Chinese Space Agency said to United Nations that they have lost control over the spacecraft but also added that it will pose a little threat to lives or property.

Till now, the locations of wreckage are not confirmed, there is a chances that spot of debris will change and Space Agency will be able to guess the place two hours before the explosion.

Tiangong-1's successor, Tiangong-2, was launched in September 2016.

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First Published : 11 Nov 2017, 08:06:29 AM

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