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Chinese satellite free-wheeling through space could fall back to earth any minute


Chinese satellite free-wheeling through space could fall back to earth any minute China’s first space station may be orbiting Earth out of control with potentially lethal consequences, space experts have warned. The Tiangong-1 satellite is reported to have lost radio connection with China’s space authorities in March this year leaving them with no control over its descent. Now it is feared the free-wheeling satellite is in a deteriorating orbit and will eventually fall back to Earth. Satellite tracker Thomas Dorman, who has been monitoring the progress of the spacecraft, told Space.com: “If I am right, China will wait until the last minute to let the world know it has a problem with their space station.   More



(Source: iNews - Jul 11)

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