Spacecraft graveyard in the middle of the ocean; Tiangong-1 will fall in it or not unconfirmed
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Spacecraft graveyard in the middle of the ocean; Tiangong-1 will fall in it or not unconfirmed

The remote locations that have been detected on the earth have many names like Point Nemo, in Latin, it is called as No One and the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility. The exact coordinates of these remote locations are 48 degrees 52.6 minutes south latitude and 123 degrees 23.6 minutes west longitude respectively.

As per the report, the spot is located around 1,450 nautical miles from any point of land. Its location has made it a perfect place to dump all old and dead spacecraft. NASA named that place as Space cemetery. As per the statement given by NASA, the Pacific Ocean is situated very far away from human civilization.

An aerospace engineer and atmospheric reentry specialist, Bill Ailor stated that that place is good to put things down without hitting anything. Smaller satellite doesn’t end up at pint Nemo.  By explaining about this NASA said, to destroy a satellite it needs more hit which can be produced from more friction. So when the satellite falls toward Erath with a speed of thousand miles per hours, it produces high friction and heat as well. That level of heat can burn up the satellite.

Besides this, there is still a problem. It is difficult to burn up larger objects, for example, Tiangong-1. This space station was launched in September 2011, and its weight is around 8.5 tons. The length of this space station is 34-foot. Now, this big space station is doomed to crash by 2018 as China has lost control over it in March 2016.

Now the big question is where exactly the spacecraft will crash. No exact information on it has been given yet. Ailor, from the nonprofit Aerospace Corporation, said, the company will not forecast anything in it until five days before the space station is expected to break apart. Is it also said that, when it will happen, the parts of this big spacecraft like titanium scaffolding and glass fiber wrapped fuel tanks can hit the ground at a speed of more than 180 miles per hour. After losing its control over the space station, China is now not in a stage to tell whether the spacecraft will disintegrate over the Point Nemo, the Pacific Ocean.

As per the information, starting from 1971 to 2016, space agencies from all over the world dumped around 260 spacecraft into this region, and now the rate is rising significantly.