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Tiangong-1 space laboratory to crash to Earth between mid-March and mid-April


Tiangong-1 space laboratory to crash to Earth between mid-March and mid-April ESA’s Space Debris Office has issued a new updated forecast for the imminent atmospheric re-entry of China’s Tiangong-1 space laboratory, which appears to have been floating in space out of control for almost two years. The office, located at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, coordinates ESA’s research relating to space debris. As part of its activities, it also keeps a close eye on the upcoming re-entry of China’s Tiangong-1 space station, which is expected to burn up in Earth’s atmosphere soon, but there are fears that some of its components may strike the ground.    More



(Source: SpaceFlight Insider - Feb 6)

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