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Chinese space station falls next night back on earth

The Chinese space station Tiangong-1 will pass in the night from Sunday on Monday on the earth to fall back on. Report that the European ruimtevaartbureau ESA and the Chinese engineering department for Manned Space flight (CMSEO). Earlier it was reported that the return was planned for Sunday.

Of the 8,5 ton space station will be 1.5 to 3.5 tonnes in pieces back on earth end up. The return is expected between Sunday 22: 00 and Monday 05.00 pm, in an area between 43 degrees north latitude and 43 degrees south latitude (between New Zealand and the American Midwest). Where the pieces will precisely end up, it can not be predicted.

CMSEO had already know that the ten-meter-long spaceship probably will completely burn up in the atmosphere. ‘People should not worry’, says the. ‘It is no fiery crash, but more something like a meteor storm’. During such a storm fall 1,000 to 20.0000 meteors per hour from the cosmos, but the probability that a meteorite of more than 200 grams a person gets is 1 in 700 million, says the CMSEO.

On 29 september 2011, Beijing, first space station, the Tiangong-1 (‘Heavenly Palace’). It is since 2013 no longer operational, and a few years later lost Beijing’s control over the space station.

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