China’s Tiangong-1 Space Station Is Expected to Crash into Europe
China’s Tiangong-1 space station is expected to crash into Earth on March 31, according to experts, The Sun reports.
The out-of-control spacecraft launched back in 2011, but has since lost connection with China’s space agency and is now falling out of orbit.
Experts currently predict that the space station will fall somewhere over Europe, and could even hit land.
“Re-entry will take place anywhere between 43ºN and 43ºS (e.g. Spain, France, Portugal, Greece, etc.),” said the the European Space Agency (ESA).
The ESA adds that it will never be able go give a “precise time/location prediction” for the crash, but says that areas outside of the above latitudes “can be excluded”.
March 31, plus or minus a few days, is the new potential date of impact.