And suddenly: where may fall the wreckage of a Chinese space station


А вдруг: куда могут упасть обломки китайской космической станцииNamed the city.

Falling space station is expected in the period from 15 March to 15 April 2018

Experts from the European space Agency (ESA) presented the calculation of the trajectory of the Chinese space station Tiangong-1 (Tiangong-1) and the date of her fall to the Ground. European experts believe that the space station will fall in the period from 15 March to 15 April 2018, and its fragments threaten areas, geographically lying between 43 degrees South latitude and 43 degrees North latitude.

Thus, in the zone of probable fall is just a few major cities: new York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Nairobi, new Delhi, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and others.

Now the station attracted the attention of specialists in different countries. It is known that its orbit is at a height of less than 300 kilometers above the sea level, and each day the station is lowered to 160 meters. 2 August 2017 leadership Aerospace Corporation reported that the station will fall to Earth in January 2018, plus or minus two months.

According to calculations and analysis, most of the structural components of the Tiangong-1 will burn during the return of the space station in the Earth’s atmosphere. However, the station is still in orbit.

American experts tried to calculate the possible damage from falling station. According to them, in case of a fall on a major city, the consequences can be very serious.


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