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Tiangong No. 1 completed its historic mission today and has held six rendezvous and conference meeti

  • Author:chinatopwin
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  • Release on:2018-04-12

[Quick News: Tiangong No. 1 completed its historic mission today] On the morning of April 2, the
reporter learned from the China Manned Space Engineering Office that at 5 o'clock on April 2, 
2018, Tiangong No. 1 was running on an orbit with an average height of about 138.8 kilometers 
( The height of the perigee is about 136.0 km, the height of the apogee is about 141.6 km, and 
the inclination angle is about 42.7 degrees. It is estimated that the reentry time will be 8:49 on
 April 2 (the earliest time is 8:11 and the latest time is 9:33). The center point of the area is 19.4 
degrees west longitude and 10.2 degrees south latitude. Tiangong-1 was launched on 
September 29, 2011. It successively conducted 6 rendezvous and dockings with the Shenzhou 
No. 8, No. 9 and No. 10 spacecrafts, completed various scheduled tasks, and made significant 
contributions to the development of China's manned space. On March 16, 2016, the Tiangong-1 
target aircraft officially terminated its data service, fully fulfilled its historical mission and entered 
the orbital decay period.