China's space lab Tiangong-2 reenters atmosphere

Added On July 21, 2019

According to China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), a small amount of the spacecraft's debris fell into the predetermined safe sea area in the South Pacific.
Tiangong-2's controlled reentry into the atmosphere marks the successful completion of all the tasks in the space lab phase in China's manned space program.
According to the agency, efforts are being made to step up preparations for constructing China's space station.
Tiangong-2, an improved version of Tiangong-1, is considered China's first space lab. 
Launched on September 15, 2016, the space lab has worked in orbit over 1,000 days, much longer than its 2-year designed lifespan.
Tiangong-2 has docked with the Shenzhou-11 manned spaceship and Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft. 
Chinese astronauts stayed for a period of 30 days in the space lab.
Meanwhile, China made breakthroughs in a series of key technologies through the Tiangong-2 mission, such as medium-term space residence of astronauts and in-orbit propellant refueling. More than 60 space science experiments and technological tests have been carried out on the space lab.