Chinese space station Tiangong-1 lights up in the atmosphere

The first Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, came out of its orbit in the night from Sunday to Monday and burnt up in the atmosphere. The space station was used for various tests

The satellite was, according to the 18th Space Control Squadron returned to the atmosphere, in which it was burned for the most part. The fragments ended up above the Pacific Ocean.
Tiangong-1, which is Chinese for Heavenly Palace, was launched in 2011 and served as the first prototype for Chinese space stations. He was therefore mainly used to perform tests for later space stations. For example, in 2012 the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft was connected to Tiangong-1 .
The space station was manned for the last time in 2013 and since then it has been used to test the life of the components. In 2016 it became known that the Chinese lost control of the satellite, because he would no longer work. From that moment onwards the height of the runway slowly decreased, until it burned up on Sunday night.

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