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Tiangong-2 within days !

Second Chinese space lab will be delivered to space on atop of Long March 2F/G rocket between 15 and 20 September to Low Earth Orbit with altitude of around 393 km. Announced by official sources, launch will be important moment in Chinese space program. Tiangong-2, successor of Tiangong-1, will be delivered to orbit on atop of Long March…
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Jiuquan welcomes Tiangong-2 !

Update for latest news and technical data on Tiangong-2 You can find here. Chinese space station, Tiangong-2 was already delivered to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center for further assembling and testing.  Launch of the station is planned on September 2016. Shenzhou-11 spacecraft, which will bring Chinese astronauts to Tiangong-2, will be delivered to Jiuquan soon. According to Xinhua news agency,…
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China’s Tiangong will Rival the ISS says Chinese authorities

China is building its version of the International Space Station, and they promise an extraordinary one. The Tiangong which translates as Heavenly Palace will possess massive technological capabilities. According to China, the Tiangong will rival the International Space Station that is operated by Russia and the United States. China’s space station is expected to launch…
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A drop in the Pacific Ocean: Tiangong-1

Earlier this month on 1 April, China’s first school bus-sized space station, Tiangong-1 burned up in the earth’s atmosphere over the southern Pacific Ocean at 8:16 p.m. EDT (0016 GMT on 2 April). It fell right in the middle of the window as predicted by a number of organizations, including the China National Space Administration,…
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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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The Disintegration of China’s Space Station

China has been having issues with their space station since the late fall of 2017. Tiangong-1, the Chinese space station has been left with no reliable system to steer it in its orbit around Earth. Fears that it may return to earth in violent way may become founded in the near future. A crash is…
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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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