This indicates that China will become the third country in the world to own a space station and the only country to own its own independent space station.
This mission is the 367th flight of long march series rockets.
Overview of China Space Station
The ultimate goal is to build a permanent large space station in low earth orbit, about 60 ~ 180 tons.
It is expected to be completed around 2022, and it is expected to become the only space station in orbit in the world by 2024.
The basic configuration of China space station includes core module, experimental module I and experimental module II. The scale of each module is 20 tons. The weight of the three module assembly is about 66 tons. The rated crew is 3, and the crew rotation period can reach 6 in a short time.
The core module is the main control section of the space station, the management and control center, and also the main place for astronauts to live.
It has3 interfaces and 2 berthsThe docking port is used for Shenzhou spacecraft, cargo spacecraft and other aircraft to visit the space station, and the docking port is used for Tianhe module, Wentian module and Mengtian module to form a space station assembly.
The Chinese space station will operate in a low earth orbit 340-450km from the ground, with comfortable internal living environment, adjustable sound, light, wind and warmth, smart home and Wi Fi.
Romantic Chinese naming
It is expected to operate in orbit for 10-15 years, or it will become the only space station in orbit after the retirement of the international space station.
Tianhe core module is the management and control center of China space station, with a total length of 16.6 meters, a maximum diameter of 4.2 meters and a launch mass of 22.5 tons. It can support three astronauts to stay in orbit for a long time, and support the development of space science and technology experiments inside and outside the module.
List of subsequent stations in 2021
In the next two years, China will complete the on orbit construction of the Chinese space station through 11 missions, including one core module and two experimental modules, four Tianzhou cargo spacecraft and four Shenzhou manned spacecraft.
Among them, two Shenzhou manned spaceships and two Tianzhou cargo spaceships will be carried out in 2021, with a total of four missions. In 2022, several missions will be carried out successively, such as asking sky and dreaming sky in the space station experimental module, cargo supply and manned flight.
Late May 2021
Tianzhou-2 (carrier rocket cz-7) cargo supply ship is used to supply the space station
Early June 2021
Tianzhou-3 (carrier rocket cz-7) cargo supply ship is used to supply the space station
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