It is expected that the Chinese Tiangong-1 space station will fall to Earth this weekend. In preparation, Michigan has activated its Emergency Operations Center.
Gov. Rick Synder activated the center today to monitor reentry – the situation remains unclear.
According to Aerospace Corporation, the 8.5-tonne space station could land along a US strip from Northern California to Pennsylvania, including the southern lower peninsula of Michigan
Capt. A. Kelenske, Deputy Director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, said, "Although there is little chance that any of the debris will land in Michigan, we are watching the situation and are ready to respond quickly.
"The state will rely on its existing satellite reentry response and recovery plan for necessary reaction protocols."  The space station is said to crash to Earth on the Easter weekend – sometime between March 31 and April 1.
Fortunately, the European Space Agency (ESA) proposes to burn the station "completely and completely" (19659002) Last week radar images were taken by the tracking and imaging radar system – one of the world's most powerful systems from the German research institute Fraunhofer FHR in Wachtberg at Bonn.
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(Picture : A. Figer)  In the pictures the ship was at an altitude of about 270 km above the earth.
Even if debris from the station hits the ground, the ESA says it can not accurately predict until the very last second. 19659002] "In general, the uncertainty associated with an uncontrolled return prediction is on the order of 20% of the remaining orbital life," said the space agency.
"Practically, this means that even 7 hours before the actual reentry, the breakpoint uncertainty is a full orbit revolution – that is, plus or minus thousands of kilometers!"
The 10.4 m long main body of the spacecraft consists of two approximately Cylinders of equal length: a service module and an experiment module