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CHINA SAYS IT STILL HAS CONTROL OVER TIANGONG-1 AND CAN DECIDE WHERE IT’LL CRASH

CHINA SAYS IT STILL HAS CONTROL OVER TIANGONG-1 AND CAN DECIDE WHERE IT’LL CRASH The Tiangong-1 space station has been the subject of a lot of interest lately. Though its mission was meant to end in 2013, the China National Space Agency extended its service until 2016. In September of 2017, after much speculation from the international community, the Agency acknowledged that the station’s orbit was degrading and that it would fall to Earth later in the year. Based on updates from satellite trackers, it has been indicated that Tianglong-1 will likely reenter our atmosphere in March of 2018, with the possibility of debris making it to the surface. However, according to a statement made by a top engineer at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), reports that the Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) has lost control of the space station have been wildly exaggerated.   More



(Source: Universe Today - Jan 13)

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