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Tiangong-1

2022

Assembly of 'Chinese Space Station' to Begin 2018 with Launch of Tianhe-1 Core Module

The precursor to the CSS is Tiangong-1, China's first prototype space station.

China plans to set up a space station by 2022 and have it operational by 2024.

China to launch manned space mission on Monday

China is set to launch a manned space mission on Monday. Shenzhou 11, a two-man space mission, will work towards establishing China's permanent manned station in space by 2022.

China's Tiangong-1

China Says Tiangong-1 Will Fall Back to Earth in 2017

China's Tiangong-1 space station is likely to fall into the Earth's atmosphere late in 2017, according to a senior official associated with the country's manned space program.

A massive bomb waiting to explode

At Last, China Confirms its Tiangong-1 Space Station is Doomed

Western media reports last March described the descent of Tiangong-1 as "out of control."

New space station

Tiangong-2 Space Station Launch still set for Sept. 15

Tiangong-2, which is essentially an orbital laboratory, will also be equipped with a new robotic arm.

Endeavour Orbits Earth Docked To International Space Station

China's Free-Wheeling Space Lab Could Make Lethal Return to the Earth

China's first space station is reportedly free-wheeling around the Earth and could potentially make a lethal return to the ground, space experts have warned.

Rest in pieces

Spacecraft Cemetery in the Pacific is the Final Resting Place for Space Stations and Spacecraft

They rest on the ocean floor 2.5 miles beneath the waves.

Rest in pieces

Spacecraft Cemetery in the Pacific is the Final Resting Place for Space Stations and Spacecraft

They rest on the ocean floor 2.5 miles beneath the waves.

A massive bomb waiting to explode

China’s Tiangong-1 Space Station Now Falling to Earth; Might hit Land

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) also hasn't commented on the status of the Tiangong-1.

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