Falling Chinese space station's re-entry expected on Easter Sunday
Apr 01, 2018, 02:45
The Tiangong-1 space station has been racing around Earth for seven years, but the Chinese spacecraft is just days away from falling back down to Earth, and southern MI could be in its cross hairs.
China will step up efforts to coordinate with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs as the re-entry nears, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters on Friday. Over time, the space station has fallen from its original orbit of 216 miles above Earth to 131 miles this week, traveling at 17,224 mph.
Astronomers from the Virtual Telescope Project in Italy have captured an incredible image of the stricken Chinese space station Tiangong-1 as it makes its final descent towards Earth. The newest ESA reentry forecast points to Sunday, April 1, April Fools' Day.
Although nobody has ever died from being hit by space junk falling back to Earth, one Australian region did fine Nasa $400 for littering when its Skylab crashed around the town of Esperence in 1974.
So what happened and why has China lost control of the craft? Experts say most of it will burn up, but there will be some pieces that will land on earth.
The space lab, which launched in 2011, was originally meant to be deorbited in 2013 before its lifespan was extended.
As more information is garnered as to when the reentry will take place, the site updates with the most likely landing spot for the space station. Smaller pieces will land on Earth, we just don't know where. You don't have to worry about debris, according to the most recent re-entry area map. The space station is orbiting at a height of 122miles.
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