China’s Heavenly Palace to make an uncontrolled return from the heavens

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September 21, 2016
Ars Technica    
Posted in News, PND News

"China says its first space station, launched in 2011, will return to Earth sometime during the second half of 2017. Chinese space officials cannot say exactly when, or where the Tiangong-1 laboratory will return to Earth, however. The small space station, named 'Heavenly Palace,' is presently at an orbit of about 370km, Chinese officials said. But it can no longer sustain such a high orbit and will gradually begin falling back to Earth." (09/21/16)  

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