Chinese space station "Tiangong-1" fell into the Pacific Ocean

China's space orbital station "Tiangong-1" made an uncontrolled fall in the South Pacific. Most of the wreckage of the station burned down by repeated passes through the planet's atmosphere. According to available information, the station fell into a deserted place.

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"April 2, 2018 around 8:15 Space Station" Tiangong-1 "back to the atmosphere of the Earth", - reported in the manned mission control center of China, adding that "most of the debris station burned during re-entry."

As is the case with the rest of the debris, which sometimes falls to Earth, it was very difficult to determine exactly where the "Tiangong-1" finds its last refuge. However, on Sunday and managed to reduce the area of ​​a possible fall, and the time when this decline occurs. However, it is precisely specify the place and time of the fall still seemed impossible, because the station is moving in low Earth orbit at about 27,000 kilometers per hour.

Before the fall of the station, there were fears that some of its parts can not burn out in the atmosphere, thereby increasing the level of threat of a possible fall in residential areas. Fortunately, most of our planet is covered with water and with most of the land is uninhabited, which significantly reduces the likelihood of such danger. Specialists from the Aerospace Corporation noted that the chance of falling on the person of a piece of space debris is one in a trillion. "Tiangong-1" was launched in 2011 and became the first residential space station for China. During its work it visited two Chinese taikonaut team, among which was the first Chinese female taikonaut. In fact, "Tiangong-1" was to conduct on-orbit just a few years, after which it is planned to shift from the DOE and manageable flood the ocean. However, in 2016, China announced that it lost control over the management of the station - the center was no longer able to send and receive signals from the "Tiangong-1". As a result, the station began to decline, which ultimately led to its fall into the ocean. And fortunately without any consequences.