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  • Tiangong-1 space laboratory to crash to Earth within months

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 20th, 2017

    It could be just a matter of few weeks or months before China’s Tiangong-1 space laboratory will fall to Earth. The spacecraft is continuing its gradual descent toward the surface after control over the mission was lost in early 2016.

  • China’s Tiangong-1 space laboratory to fall to Earth in 2017

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 23rd, 2016

    China’s first space laboratory, Tiangong-1 (“Heavenly Palace”), is expected to re-enter the atmosphere in the second half of 2017, according to Chinese officials. While most parts of the spacecraft will burn up, there are worries some pieces may hit the ground.