Chinese space station crashes back
CNSA's first orbital outpost had been out of control since 2016
After re-entering the atmosphere at 00:15 UT, the Tiangong-1 space station crashed into the southern Pacific Ocean on 2 April.
The Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) lost control of the spacecraft after an unspecified fault developed in 2016 and it began to lose altitude. Though the entry was uncontrolled, meaning that Tiangong-1, which was the size of a small bus, could have crashed down in a populated area, there was little risk to life as the station mostly burned up in the atmosphere.
Tiangong-1 (meaning Heavenly Place-1) was China’s first step towards creating a permanent human base in space but it was only ever intended to be temporary. A second test station, Tiangong-2, was launched on 15 September 2016 and a permanent base is expected some time in the next few years. http://www.cnsa.gov.cn
The Tiangong-1 space station mostly broke up on re-entry then what little was left crashed into the Pacific