Category Archives: Tiangong-1

Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Crashes to Earth

Tiangong-1, China’s space station, fell to Earth on April 1, 2018 at 8:16 p.m. EDT. The space station launched on September 29, 2011 and settled into an orbit approximately 350 km or 217 miles above Earth. Tiangong-1 is 34' long and 11' wide. It weighs 8.5 metric tons and has a habitable internal volume of…
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Chinese Space Station Falling to Earth…But Don’t Panic

In only a few weeks, a non-operational Chinese space station is expected to fall to Earth. Known as the Tiangong-1 station, this satellite is not expected to make it to the surface of the planet. Instead, scientists are predicting that it will burn up as it makes its way through the atmosphere. It’s possible that…
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Tiangong-1 fails to perform reentry in 2017

Tiangong-1 space station remaining on low Earth orbit have not performed destructive reentry in the second half of 2017 as it was planned by CNSA. Station was launched on the top of the Long March 2F from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in 2009 and was first Chinese space station on orbit. After series of tests…
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