Space station Tiangong 1 will enter the Earth’s atmosphere on April 2 and will begin to break down at an altitude of 150 kilometers above the surface.
Chinese space station “Tiangong-1” descended from orbit and on April 2 will enter the Earth’s atmosphere.
This was announced by the Chinese manned space program (CMSP), reports Rus.Media.
According to estimates of the European space Agency, “Tiangong-1” will begin to break down at an altitude of 150 km. Most of it will burn under the influence of extremely high temperatures caused by the occurrence of at high speed into the atmosphere. It is possible that some elements of the station will fall to the Ground.
Station “Tiangong-1” weighing 8,5 tons, with a length of 12 m and a diameter of 3.3 m was launched in September 2011. In the next two years to her twice pristykovyvayas the series spacecraft “Shenzhou”. But then flight of the space of the laboratory was held in naplatanov mode.
At the end of March 2016 Chinese station has completely stopped functioning. The design life was exceeded by 2.5 years.