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Tiangong-2 module reenters
Posted: Sun, Jul 28, 2019, 10:15 AM ET (1415 GMT)
China's Tiangong-2 module reentered over the South Pacific July 19 as planned. Tiangong-2 reentered over the South Pacific Ocean Uninhabited Area at 9:06 am EDT (1306 GMT) using its own propulsion, following an engine burn a day earlier to lower the spacecraft’s perigee. The maneuver follows the high-profile and uncontrolled re-entry of Tiangong-1 in April 2018, having lost contact with and control of the experimental space lab in 2016. Both spacecraft were designed as steppingstones for developing and verifying technologies for larger 20-metric-ton modules for the planned Chinese Space Station, which China plans to complete in the early 2020s.
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