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China ”Lost Control” Over Its Tiangong-1 Space Station

China Launched its first space station Tiangong-1 in 2011,The satellite station was scheduled for a controlled crash landing in an ocean.

An Astronomer who spoke to News Australia told that it could crash at any moment!

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Returning a spacecraft to Earth is tricky business, mostly due to the intense heat produced if the re-entry is uncontrolled.

Thomas Dorman, an amateur satellite tracker, told Space.com: ‘If I am right, China will wait until the last minute to let the world know it has a problem with their space station.

‘It could be a real bad day if pieces of this came down in a populated area, but odds are it will land in the ocean or in an unpopulated area.

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According to the China Manned Space Engineering (CMSE) office, Tiangong-1 also contains Earth observation instrumentation and space environment detectors.

However, if China does have control over the space lab, there are questions on why they would keep it in orbit and not bring it back to Earth.

China is planning to launch Tiangong-2 space station in September 2016.

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