Earlier this Monday, the Chinese space station Tiangong-1 has come into contact with the Earth’s atmosphere and has largely disintegrated above the South Pacific. The lab part of Tiangong-1, which was supposedly containing contaminants and secret technology, has burned during the reentry into the atmosphere.
The biggest part of the Chinese space station has burned during the reentrance into the atmosphere, according to the China Space Agency (CNSA), which has not specified where the remains would have fallen.
Space agencies and armed forces were on alert
The US Air Force, which tracks and detects all the artificial objects that are in Earth’s orbit, has indicated that the space station has entered the atmosphere over the South Pacific region.
The entry has been confirmed in turn by Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Germany, Italy, Japan, and South Korea, according to an official US statement.
The today fall of the Chinese space laboratory Tiangong-1 had put some pressure on the space agencies and the armed forces of half the world. Although some predicted that it will disintegrate upon reentering the Earth’s atmosphere, as it has happened in fact, others believed that some pieces of the Chinese space station could hit the ground.
What they all agreed on was the minimum risk it posed to the population.
Chinese space station Tiangong-1 reentered at more than 26,000 km/h
However, there were two problems that concerned Chinese scientists. One concerns the environmental agencies because Tiangong-1 was supposedly containing high-toxic compounds in its laboratory, including hydrazine.
The second issue of concern was the ‘secret’ technology that China mounted on the space station which was put into orbit in September 2011 and went out of control during March 2016.
The Chinese space station Tiangong-1 has reentered into the Earth’s atmosphere at more than 26,000 km/h, which made it look like a large fireball, given that it was as big as a bus. Tiangogng-1 has disintegrated above the South Pacific earlier this Monday.