Coming soon: Chinese space station falls to Earth

Уже скоро: китайская космическая станция упадет на Землю

Tiangong-1 will burn up in the atmosphere.

Chinese space station Tiangong-1 will fall to the Ground in the night of Monday, April 2.

According to the latest projections, the station is likely to enter the atmosphere at around 2:25 (Kyiv time). However, scientists note that the time uncertainty of the potential drop is about one day.

Most likely, the Tiangong-1 will burn up in the atmosphere, but part of the wreckage, such as fuel tanks and elements of the engines, unable to fall to the Ground. When approaching the surface, the Chinese station weighing 8.5 tons and can develop speed up to 26 thousand km/hour.

“It’s hard to say how many fragments will survive, because China does not disclose the model of the station,” said Elias, Aboutanios from the Australian centre for space research. Chinese experts say that the fall of the station will not resemble the catastrophe of sci-Fi movies. It will be like a meteor shower.

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