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China's Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth's atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, China's News Agency, Xinhua, has reported.

"The space lab re-entered the Earth's atmosphere at around 8:15 am local time (12:15 am GMT) and was mostly burnt up in the atmosphere," Xinhua quoted the China Manned Space Engineering Office, CMSEO, as saying.

Launched at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China on 29th September, 2011, Tiangong-1 was tasked to test the technologies in rendezvous and docking between spacecraft and to accumulate experience for developing a space station, Xinhua added.

[Image caption: In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft moves towards the Tiangong-2 space lab for docking, as seen on a screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, Saturday, April 22, 2017. China launched its first unmanned cargo spacecraft Thursday on a mission to dock with the country's space station.
 


Aldar Properties, Aldar, has appointed Trojan General Contracting LLC as the main contractor for Water’s Edge, its latest waterfront development on Yas Island.

The AED1.3 billion contract follows the award of the early works package to Dutch Foundation, who commenced work on site in February this year.

Located on Yas Island’s Eastern shores, Water’s Edge comprises studios, one, two, three-bedroom apartments. It offers home owners the complete outdoor lifestyle with pedestrian access to all amenities including a waterfront promenade with multiple dining and retail options. It also features private courtyards with spacious landscaped areas, pools, multipurpose courts and a mosque. The development lies adjacent to the upcoming Sea World theme park, and a five-minute walk from Yas Mall, Ferrari World and the Yas Marina Circuit.