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Tiangong-1: Out of Control China’s Space Station to crash to Earth this week

China’s first experimental space lab is expected to fall back to Earth between March 31 and April 4 and should burn up in the atmosphere.

Tiangong-1 has officially stopped sending data and entered its final phase of life on March 16.

The Tiangong, or Heavenly Palace, is orbiting at an average height of about 216.2 kms. It is impossible to name the exact re-entry location at this stage.

The approximate re-entry location cannot be decided until the last two hours before it starts to fall based on international precedents.

The China Manned Space website will supply daily updates.

Launched in September 2011, Tiangong-1 an experimental had a design life of two years.

The heavenly vehicle successfully docked with the Shenzhou-8, Shenzhou-9 and Shenzhou-10 spacecraft and undertook a series of experiments.

By: ET

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