China Says Space Lab's Re-Entry Imminent, Off Sao Paulo

The China Manned Space Engineering Office had said earlier Sunday that the abandoned orbital outpost would make its earthbound plunge on Monday.

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China Says Space Lab's Re-Entry Imminent, Off Sao Paulo

Tiangong-1: The China Manned Space programme was put into orbit in September 2011. (File)


Beijing, China:  A defunct Chinese space laboratory was moments away from re-entering Earth's atmosphere near Brazil on Monday as it meets a fiery end, two years after it stopped working.

The roughly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 module was expected to re-enter between 8:42 am and 9:01 am (0042 GMT and 0101 GMT) at 40.24 degrees west longitude, 27.4 degrees south latitude, or off Sao Paulo, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

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