Falling Chinese satellite expected to re-enter atmosphere Sunday


A Chinese satellite is expected to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere sometime Sunday, CBS News reports

That is according to tracking information released by the European Space Agency. 

ESA officials say the likely window for Tiangong 1 re-entry is between 8:00 p.m. EDT Sunday and early Monday morning. 

Meanwhile, the Aerospace Corp. forecasts re-entry at around 10:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, give or take seven hours. 

CBS News reports that the spacecraft only poses a slight risk to people and property, as most of the satellite is expected to burn up upon re-entry.

It is difficult to predict where it will land, but the Aerospace Corp. predict most debris will fall into the Pacific Ocean. 

Information adapted from CBS News

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