The Land falls to the Chinese space station

17 October, 2017, 02:53 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
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The station is likely to crash into the Earth in late 2017 or early 2018.

Officials from China have been quoted by the media as saying that they have lost control of the space station.

Chinese satellite Tiangong-1 launched in 2011 might fall on Earth soon as it has lost it track and has become out of control, reported Chinese Space Agency.

A spokesperson for the government, said at the time, that "most parts of the space lab will burn up during falling".

Referred to as the "Heavenly Palace" by CNSA, in its early years a range of missions took place at Tiangong-1.

"Now that [its] perigee is below 300km [186 miles] and it is in denser atmosphere, the rate of decay is getting higher", McDowell told the Guardian.

But a huge clump of metal could still rain down on unwitting victims.

"There will be lumps of about 100 [kilograms] or so, still enough to give you a nasty wallop if it hit you", McDowell told The Guardian, last year.

Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to predict exactly when and where the crash will occur, McDowell said.

"You really can't steer these things", he said past year.

He also said that "we probably won't know better than six or seven hours, plus or minus, when it's going to come down". "Not knowing when it's going to come down translates as not knowing where its going to come down".

He previously warned that there was no way of telling exactly where the space station was going to plunge to Earth.

Tiangong-1, was launched on October 1, 2011 from the Gobi Desert and was meant to establish a Chinese outpost in orbit.

Also, NASA's enormous 77-metric ton Skylab space station came hurtling to Earth in an nearly completely uncontrolled descent in 1979, with some large pieces landing outside Perth in Western Australia.

Although most space debris falling towards Earth is disintegrated during the fall, the considerable size of the space station indicates that a sizeable portion would make it to Earth.

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