It’s an alarming time for everyone to pay their attention towards the Chinese space station named Tiangong-1 which has been rushing out of control. It’s been more than a year since Tiangong-1 has been falling back to the Earth. Now, the need is to look up and take the measures.
Though the possibility of someone being stricken due to the falling of space station is not much but ‘Heavenly Palace 1’ which is of 9.4-ton has fallen below 185 miles in altitude. The rate of degradation of the orbiting metal’s hunk depends on the altitude and the lower altitude results in the denser atmosphere and it fastens the degradation.
The United Nations was informed by the China about its station launched in 2011. China told that they have launched a space station on a downward spiral and since then the predictions were that it would crash to Earth. The possibility of crashing to Earth was speculated somewhere between October 2017 and April 2018.
The International Space Station orbits are at 250 miles above Earth. While the space lab orbit is at 230 miles above Earth.
China’s deputy director Wu Ping of Manned Space Engineering office stated that “Most of the space station is expected to burn up on re-entry.” But as per the astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, “The Guardian that chunks weighing more than 200 pounds could make an impact on Earth.”
However, there is no report of injuries to any person due to the debris of space, and the disruption of NASA’s Skylab 1979 has been included, in some parts of which have an effect outside Perth, Australia.
In the meanwhile, China has also launched Tiangong-2 last year, which was the host of Chinese astronaut Taikonauts for 30 days, and later it went unmanned missions. During its operational time, Chinese aircraft visited Tiangong-1 for three times and two times were manned missions.