China Tiangong-1 will fall in the second half of 2017 – Beijing

China "Tiangong-1" will fall in the second half of 2017 – Beijing, China News Agency, Gansu September 14 Jiuquan Xinhua (reporter Zhang Su) reporter learned from the 14 China manned space engineering office held a press conference, Tiangong-1 target aircraft is expected to fall in the second half of 2017, most of its structure in the fall during ablation destruction. In March 2016, Tiangong-1 officially ended the target aircraft data service, complete the historical mission. Then the media said, "Tiangong-1" or has been out of control, could hit the earth at any time. As of now, "Tiangong-1" is still in the continued close tracking and monitoring." Wu Ping, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office in response to the China News Agency reporter said in a statement, the current structure of the whole structure, the average height of about 370 km orbit, and is about 100 meters per day rate of decay. Wu stressed that after careful analysis, "Tiangong-1" fall to the flight and ground damage probability is very low, the risk is very low. "We will continue to monitor closely the" Tiangong-1 ", strengthen the space targets collision warning, issued when necessary to inform the relevant circumstances fall forecast, and to the international community." She said. "Tiangong-1" launched in September 29, 2011, has 6 times in orbit during the rendezvous and docking with the Shenzhou eight, Shenzhou nine, Shenzhou ten manned spacecraft. The design life of two years of "Tiangong-1" on actual working time of up to 4 and a half years. Wu said that the Chinese government has always attached great importance to the research and management of various types of space debris, since 2000, the implementation of special plans for space debris. For example, she said, shortly before the successful launch of the long march seven rocket conducted passivation treatment on the two level, long march seven equipped with "Oberon 1" successful launch of space debris removal technology in orbit validation, expedition 1A upper stage has also implemented the active control of track. (end)相关的主题文章: