Another Chinese space station is about to fall to Earth

China's manned space lab Tiangong-2 has finished experiments and will re-enter Earth's atmosphere on July 19, authorities said on Saturday.

A small amount of debris is likely to fall into the designated safe waters of the South Pacific Ocean, the China Manned Space Engineering Office said in a statement.

China launched Tiangong-2 on September 15, 2016, after Tiangong-1, its first manned space lab.

Tiangong-1 crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Tahiti on April 2, 2018, after falling uncontrollably from space after scientists lost contact with it. 

It was briefly feared the 8.5-tonne toxic station would hit New Zealand. 

Tiangong-2 on the other hand will be deliberately brought down in a controlled manner, likely into the Pacific Ocean's international 'space graveyard', far from human settlements. 

Hundreds of satellites have been de-orbited into the remote spot, including Russia's MIR space station in 2001.

Reuters / Newshub.