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Montevideo, October 23rd 2018 - 11:56 UTC

Tag: Tiangong-1

  • Monday, April 2nd 2018 - 08:35 UTC

    Chinese space station remains dumps into the South Pacific

    China had said its re-entry would occur in late 2017 but that process was delayed, leading some experts to suggest the space laboratory was out of control.

    China's Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, the Chinese space authority said. The craft re-entered the atmosphere around 8:15 a.m. Beijing time (0015GMT) and the “vast majority” of it had burnt up upon re-entry, the authority said in a brief statement on its website.