Chinese space lab Tiangong-2 to fall from orbit next July

The Chinese National Space Administration has set a July 2019 de-orbiting date for the Tiangong-2 space lab, which is still “functioning normally” despite reaching its designed lifespan of two years. The experimental spacecraft was catapulted into orbit in September 2016. “The Tiangong-2 is currently operating in a near-circular orbit with an average height of about 400 […]