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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:35 pm 
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Amateur astronomers say Chinese space station could crash to Earth – are they right?

https://theconversation.com/amateur-ast ... ight-62583

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Amateur astronomer Thomas Dorman, an experienced satellite tracker from Texas, US, suggested the Chinese had lost control of Tiangong when he noticed the space station was rotating a certain way.


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It is interesting that the coverage has been triggered by amateur astronomers' observations of Tiangong. Everyone can observe and monitor the existence of satellites in orbit – keeping tabs on what goes on up there. Therefore, it becomes a lot harder keeping things secretly in orbit, as demonstrated by the regular tracking of the US X-37B Space Plane. The details of the mission, launched by the US Air Force, are mostly classified.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:08 pm 
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A huge fireball just burned up over Las Vegas and it probably came from China

http://www.sciencealert.com/a-huge-fire ... from-china

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This was the first time that China's space program launched (Chang Zheng 7 rocket). China is planning to use the rocket on future missions to carry astronauts to the space station they want to launch later this year.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:57 pm 
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From Spaceflight Now:

http://spaceflightnow.com/2016/07/28/re-entering-chinese-rocket-stage-streaks-across-western-u-s/

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:01 pm 
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China Confirms Its Space Station Is Falling Back to Earth

http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/s ... -to-earth/

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China's Tiangong-1 space station has been orbiting the planet for about 5 years now, but recently it was decommissioned and the Chinese astronauts returned to the surface. In a press conference last week, China announced that the space station would be falling back to earth at some point in late 2017.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:41 pm 
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Tiangong-1 Space Laboratory Containing Hazardous Substance to Crash to Earth in March

http://www.astrowatch.net/2018/01/tiang ... ining.html

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China finally confirmed in mid-September 2016 that the spacecraft heads for an imminent re-entry, but still not disclosing whether the descent is controlled or not. First announcements made by China Manned Space Engineering Office (CSME) indicated that Tiangong-1 was then orbiting at an average altitude of 230 miles (370 kilometers) and was descending for its burn-up in the atmosphere in late 2017.


That hazardous substance? Hydrazine.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:15 pm 
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Predicting The Crash Site For The Tiangong-1

https://sciencetrends.com/predicting-cr ... iangong-1/

Analysis and Prediction of Tiangong-1 Re-Entry

https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... -1_REENTRY

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:54 pm 
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Track Tiangong and its re-entry sometime on Monday.

http://www.aerospace.org/cords/reentry- ... 1-reentry/

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