Chinese space station Tiangong-1 falling from the sky and projected to enter Earth’s atmosphere sometime during Easter weekend but its destination remains unpredictable. Sources predict that a large part of the US could be in its path. Its uncontrolled tumble to Earth imparts a few similitudes to the finish of the Skylab space station in 1979.
In September 2011, Tiangong-1 was placed in an orbit that was designed to be a testbed for robotic technologies and its name translates to “Heavenly Palace”.
The European Space Agency’s Space Debris Office in Germany expressed that it is difficult to predict where the space station will precisely tumble to Earth, in any case, there are chances that the space station will re-enter somewhere close to the scopes of 43 degrees north and 43 degrees south relies upon orbital slant.
ESA space agency said, “Areas above or below these latitudes can be excluded. At no time will a precise time/location prediction from ESA be possible.”
Chinese authorities discharged their first answer to the United Nations in May 2017 while saying Tiangong-1 had stopped working on March 16, 2016. Even though it has kept up its basic respectability, the specialty is hard and fast of fuel and can never again be controlled by groups on the ground.
An astrodynamicist at the University of Texas at Austin, Moriba Jah said, “We don’t understand all of the dynamics and mechanics of the atmosphere with sufficient accuracy and precession to predict well into the future.” Further, he added, “This translates into such a huge uncertainty in the orbital track or trajectory of the threatening object, that it could mean the difference between entering over the Pacific Ocean or over the United States.”