Tiangong-1 is likely to fall to earth in an uncontrolled descent over the weekend. Officials say the odds of being hit by a piece of space junk are very small.
The crash is imminent: The Chinese experimental space station Tiangong-1 will fall uncontrolled to Earth on Sunday (April 1), give or take a day and a half. Does that mean you’re in danger of being struck? In two words? Not really. | @SPACEdotcom https://t.co/cb85UZzp8N pic.twitter.com/ynuxaVQr6q
— The SETI Institute (@SETIInstitute) March 29, 2018
China’s spiraling space station, Tiangong-1, looks like it will plummet to Earth and burn up in the atmosphere sometime on April 1st though where it will fall is still up for debate.
Not that we needed an excuse for an Aprils fools photoshop joke this one literally landed in our laps, hopefully, it won't though!
ESA’s Space Debris Office has been maintaining a daily blog of Tiangong-1’s altitude, along with the most up-to-date predicted reentry date. The page also links out to ESA’s helpful FAQ page, which gives you all the facts on what’s going on with the station.
Just in case your worried about where it might land.
Heads up this weekend .... China's 'Tiangong-1' Space Station Could Hit Earth On April Fool's Day More here: https://t.co/B1UYRNtdyH #Tiangong1 Follow @AerospaceCorp for updates! pic.twitter.com/MZVoCe2ACy
— Chris Spears (@ChrisCBS4) March 29, 2018
Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, is expected to reenter the atmosphere following the end of its operational life. Most of the craft should burn up but before it does Germany’s Fraunhofer FHR research institute created this composite RADAR image of it https://t.co/rjdByjpUDR pic.twitter.com/lFp6KuGuBW
— Michelle Dickinson (@medickinson) March 30, 2018