After receiving orders from ground control, Tianzhou-1, China's first cargo spacecraft left its orbit and burned itself in the earth's atmosphere on September 22. The Tianzhou-1 spacecraft had detached itself from the Chinese Space laboratory Tiangong-2 on September 17 and was orbiting on its own axis.
Reports said that the cargo spaceship had applied breaks and continuously lowered its altitude to burn itself in the atmosphere. It was under precise control and close monitoring from the ground.
Tianzhou-1 spaceship was launched from South China's Hainan province on April 20, 2017. It had docked with the Tiangong-2 space station on April 22 for the first time.
It had separated from the Tiangong-2 for multiple times and had done various experiments while orbiting. A tiny satellite, Cubesat was also released into its orbit from the cargo ship during the venture.