Space station China has entered the Earth’s atmosphere

Космическая станция Китая вошла в атмосферу Земли

The tiangong-1 went down over the South Pacific ocean. A large part of the wreckage of the station, which has been in space for more than six years, was burned when entering the atmosphere.

Chinese space station Tiangong-1 (heavenly Palace) entered the Earth’s atmosphere on Monday, April 2, at 3.15 local time. This is stated in the message on the website of the program of manned space flight of China.

It is noted that a large part of the wreckage of the station burned in the atmosphere.

According to the forecast of the European space Agency from March 28, in the area of possible fall of the wreckage of the station includes Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, the territory of the Central Asian republics (except Kazakhstan), China, Japan, all of Africa, Asia, Oceania, Australia, USA, Mexico, Central and South America and the southern part of the territory of Dagestan.

Recall that the Tiangong-1 was launched into orbit on 29 September 2011, because of this, China became the third country in the world after the USSR and the USA with its space station.

She stayed in space for 6.5 years. Weight station − 8.5 tons, length − 10.4 meters, residential volume − 15 cubic meters.

During its existence the station was visited by two manned expeditions in 2012 and 2013. In 2016, the connection with the station was lost.

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RIA Novosti