Tiangong-1: China space lab's return approaches

The estimated window of re-entry for the defunct Chinese space lab Tiangong-1 has narrowed sharply.
The timeframe for the fall to Earth now runs from midnight on Sunday to the early hours of Monday (GMT).
Experts are tracking the module as it orbits at an ever decreasing altitude.
However, they will only be sure of the timing of the final plunge very late in the descent because of the uncertainties over Tiangong's interactions with the high atmosphere.
China has lost communication with the module and there is no way to control its downward flight.
However, the risk of any parts of Tiangong... read more

 
1 April 2018 in World News, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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