China’s Tiangong-1 expected to crash to Earth within weeks | AeroTime

DAILY NEWSLETTER | 8 March 2018
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China’s Tiangong-1 expected to crash to Earth within weeks

China’s first space station – the Tiangong-1, also known as “Heavenly Palace 1”, – is expected to come crashing down to Earth within weeks, experts say. Agencies around the world have been monitoring the spacecraft’s descent as the space station has been out of control since September 2016. Scientist have not been able to predict exactly where and when the module will re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere, but forecasts indicate Europe, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.

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