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Today, the Chinese space station “Tiangun-1” will fall to Earth

On the night from the first to the second of April, the eight-ton space station “Tiangong-1, launched in 2011 by the state space agency of the PRC, must crash to Earth.

To monitor the approximate (not very accurate) area of ​​the fall can be by reference .

“Tiangun-1” in orbit

Observers had long suspected that China had lost control of the station (and could not conduct controlled entrance to the atmosphere to avoid casualties), but the PRC itself admitted this only at the end of 2017.

The exact location of the station’s entry into the atmosphere is still unknown, it can occur at any point with latitudes from -43 to +43 degrees. The data on the estimated drop zone is constantly updated, you can monitor them here .

 

On the night of April 2, the space station “Tiangong-1”, launched in 2011 by the state space agency of China, will return to Earth. According to the forecasts of the British space agency, the probability that the eight-ton construction will reach the surface is extremely low.

Track the approximate area of ​​the fall of “TianGong-1” by the link . Most likely, most of the station will burn in the high layers of the atmosphere, but some elements may collapse to Earth. The exact location of the station’s entry into the atmosphere is still unknown, it can occur at any point with latitudes from -43 to +43 degrees.

Experts of the European Space Agency noted that the likely site of the fall of “Tiangun-1” covers the territory from New Zealand to the American Midwest. A small piece in Dagestan also falls into the area of ​​probable fall. From Earth, the wreckage of the fragments of the station will look like a bright flash when meteorites fall.

Observers had long suspected that China had lost control of the station, but the PRC itself admitted only in 2016. Three expeditions were sent to “Tiangong-1”, two of which were manned, the first Chinese woman-cosmonaut was there for the first time.

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