Chinese space station is falling from space, but where will it land?

Chinese space station is falling from space, but where will it land?

The launch was positioned as a symbol of turning the country into a space superpower.

A huge Chinese space station is crashing back to Earth, although authorities say there is nothing to fear on the ground.

GISTDA's Executive Director Anond Snidvongs said his agency is coordinating with aerospace bodies across the globe to monitor the movement of the space station, which is expected to enter earth's atmosphere on 10th April.

The Tiangong-1 station will mostly burn up as it plummets through Earth's atmosphere.

"I would guess that a few pieces will survive re-entry".

"Once it starts to break apart, each of the pieces will fall along the track, but they can be spread out by several hundred miles", he added.

China has also refused to release details of what is on board, meaning it's harder for scientists to predict where it will land.

"Hydrazine is a commonly used in industries".

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However, on the off chance that there is set to be more damage than expected, there are agencies that are tracking the descent of the "Heavenly Palace" in a fiery crash back down to its humble origins here on Earth.

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In any case, he said, his agency was coordinating closely with worldwide peers and they have asked China how much hydrazine was left in the spacecraft.

"Even a couple of days before it reenters, we probably won't know better than six or seven hours, plus or minus, when it's going to come down".

Orbit of Tiangong-1 as of 2018 March 7 @ 00:00:00.000 UTC.

It's not clear whether China can still control the space station.

On September 14, 2016, China made an official statement predicting Tiangong-1 would reenter the atmosphere in the latter half of 2017. The delay of re-entry into the earth's atmosphere, which Beijing said would happen in late 2017, had led some experts to suggest the space laboratory may be out of control.

For some, there is comfort in knowing that the odds of being hit by space junk are of 1 is one in a trillion and the Tiangong-1 is not going to increase these odds by much, according to the nonprofit organization Aerospace Corporation.

According to analysts, the most probable landing site for spacecraft remains will be in the sea, as the Earth consists of a 71 percent water surface.

What is known is that the space station's orbit spans between 43° north to 43° south.

The California-based Aerospace Corporation, a non-profit group that works with the USA government, said Tiangong-1's re-entry was unlikely to be controlled but it was highly unlikely to hit people or damage property, according to a post on its website last updated on Jan 3.

In 2016 China admitted it had lost control of Tiangong-1 and would be unable to perform a controlled re-entry.

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