Tiangong-1 re-enters Earth's atmosphere on April 2

Tiangong-1 re-enters Earth’s atmosphere on April 2

In this TV grab taken from CCTV (China Central Television) on 2 April 2018, Tiangong-1, China's experimental space lab, re-enters the Earth's atmosphere. Tiangong-1, China's first space lab, re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on April 2. Tiangong-1 orbited at an average altitude of 167.6 kilometers on Sunday (1 April 2018). The space lab will mostly be burnt up in the atmosphere and it's highly unlikely to cause any damage on the ground, according to an article published by CMSEO recently. With a weight of about eight tons, Tiangong-1 is much smaller the 80-ton Skylab and 140-ton Mir, and is unlikely to affect aviation activities or cause damage on the ground, the article said.

April 3, 2018 4:39 PM (UTC+8)