Tiangong-1 plunges into South Pacific Ocean

- Advertisement -

China’s Tiangong-1 Space Station re-entered Earth’s atmosphere around 8:15 AM Monday(8:15 p.m. ET Sunday). It crashed into South-Pacific in a fiery fall, the Chinese Space Agency said.

The out of control, bus-szed (40 foot long) Tiangong-1 or Heavenly Palace is China’s high profile projects which was launched in September 2011 as a prototype for a fully functional permanent space station that is expected to launch by 2022.

Tiangong-1 is bus-sized
It is roughly the size of a school bus

- Advertisement -

Tiangong-1 mission was supposed to be ended in 2013 but the Agency kept extending the mission.Soon, the space agency stopped receiving signals from it. China had originally planned to make a controlled re-entry, but ever since it stopped sending data back to earth, it was put into sleep mode.

Tiangong-1
Controlled Re-entry Plan of Tiangong-1

But the Chinese government told the United Nations in May 2017 that its space lab had “ceased functioning” in March 2016, without saying exactly why.This was embarrassing for China, but it did not stop them from launching another space station, Tiangong-2  in September 2016

- Advertisement -

However, the descent posed no threat to any lives, as chances of being hit by the debris are minuscule. Read more on the same here.

Related Readings:

- Advertisement -

Leave a Reply

Related posts

Latest posts

PS Plus February Lineup Is One of The Best Ever – Get Control, Concrete Genie and Destruction AllStars For Free

PS Plus members will be able to get their hands on Control: Ultimate Edition (PS4, PS5), Concrete Genie (PS4) as well as Destruction Allstars (PS5) for free in February.

Glaciers Found on Mars Gives Insight into its History

An analysis of the glaciers found on Mars revealed to the astronauts a bit about the planet's vast and interesting history.

Does Bollywood Need More Representation in the Online Casino Industry?

The online casino industry is growing in India, with more people logging on to internet gambling sites every year. This is helped by the...

Next Article Loading