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Tiangong-1 (Chinese: 天宫一号; pinyin: Tiāngōng yīhào; literally: "...

wikipedia - 21 Sep 2016
Tiangong-1 (Chinese: 天宫一号; pinyin: Tiāngōng yīhào; literally: "Heavenly Palace 1") is China's first prototype space station, serving as both a manned laboratory and an experimental testbed to demonstrate orbital rendezvous and docking capabilities. Launched unmanned aboard a Long March 2F/G rocket on 29 September 2011, it is the first operational component of the Tiangong program, which aims to place a larger, modular station into orbit by 2023. Tiangong-1 was initially projected to be deorbited in 2
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China's Tiangong-1 space lab to plunge to Earth by March

CNN - 05 Jan 2018
But Tiangong-1 "ceased functioning" on March 16, 2016, China told the United Nations in May, without specifying why. China may have lost control of the lab because it ran out of fuel, said Roger Handberg, a professor at the University of Central ...
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Image: China's space station Tiangong-1

Phys.Org - 11 Jan 2018
Tiangong-1 is 12 m long with a diameter of 3.3 m and had a launch mass of 8506 kg. It has been unoccupied since 2013 and there has been no contact with it since 2016. The craft is now at about 280 km altitude in an orbit that will inevitably decay some ...
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Backgrounder: China's six manned space missions

Xinhua - 21 Jan 2018
During the 13-day journey through space, three taikonauts Jing Haipeng, Liu Wang and Liu Yang, aboard the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft, completed China's first manned space docking with the country's first space lab Tiangong-1. Liu Yang became China's first ...
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The Precis: China's Tiangong-1 space station

SpaceWatch Middle East (press release) (blog) - 30 Dec 2017
As part of the partnership between SpaceWatch Middle East and The Précis, a quarterly space law and policy report produced by Space Law & Policy Solutions, run by the prominent space lawyer and friend of SpaceWatch Middle East, Michael J. Listner ...
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Carnival of Space 544

Next Big Future - 21 Jan 2018
According to the latest updates from satellite trackers, Tianglong-1 is likely to be reentering our atmosphere in March of 2018. Given the fact that the station measures 10 by 3.35 meters (32.8 by 11 ft), weighs a hefty 8,506 kg (18,753 lb) and was ...
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The making of heroes - the women and men of China's space program

Shine News (press release) - 21 Jan 2018
On its 15-day journey, Shenzhou-10 docked with orbiting space lab Tiangong-1 twice, taking China ever closer to the objective of a permanent, manned space station by 2020. On his return to Earth, Zhang said, we were dreamers, and now our dream has come ...

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