Tiangong-1 now expected to reenter on April 2


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New calculations of Tiangong-1’s orbit now suggest that it will reenter the atmosphere on April 2 ten minutes after midnight, give or take two and a half hours either way.

It appears that earlier calculations had expected more solar activity to push on the station. Instead, the activity was far less, so that the station will stay in orbit about a half day longer.

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  • John L

    I think the Chinese still have contact with it, and are going to dump it into the Pacific. Then the state media will issue a statement, “April Fools!”.

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