Agence France-PresseJune 1, 2021 10:55:58 IST
According to state media, a Chinese freight spacecraft carrying equipment and supplies was successfully docked with the country’s future space station core module on Sunday, state media reported. The Xinhua News Agency reported that the Long March 7 rocket, carrying the Tianzhou 2 cargo ship loaded with essentials such as food, equipment and fuel, exploded late Saturday from the Wenchang Launch Space on Hainan Island in the southern tropical region. Was done. Docking of the space station with the Tenwa Core Module was completed at 5:01 am Beijing time (Saturday 2101 GMT), citing the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
China will need to complete a total of about 10 missions to complete the assembly of a space station named Tiangong, which means “Tiangong” in orbit.
The station is expected to be fully operational in 2022. When completed, it is expected to remain in low earth orbit for up to 15 years.
With the possibility that the International Space Station will be abolished after 2028, Amamiya could become the only manned become base in Earth’s orbit.
Now that the cargo ship has landed, China will send three astronauts to begin preparing to unpack the goods, including meals such as pork ribs with garlic sauce and campao chicken. It is said that it is.
“First transport relief supplies, necessary spare parts and equipment, then crew.” Xinhua News Agency Quoted from CMSA Secretary Hao Chun.
Longing for space
Beijing has invested billions of dollars in its space program to compete with Russian and American pioneers in an ambitious project in orbit around the globe and landing of unmanned spacecraft on the Moon and Mars.
However, after launching the Tenwa Core Module, the United States and many experts have strongly rebuked the potentially dangerous breach of space etiquette that caused a large rocket segment to free fall to Earth earlier this month.
Chinese officials say they are open to foreign cooperation on the space station, but the scope of that cooperation is not yet clear.
However, the European Space Agency has already dispatched astronauts to China for training when they are ready to work in Tiangu.
Earlier this month, China landed the Mars rover “Jurong” on Mars, making it the only country to successfully land on Mars.
The rover began to begun begun to study the geology of Mars. It would take about three months to take pictures and collect data from the vast northern lava field.
The only other countries that have reached Mars are the United States and Russia, and only the former has operated rover on the surface.
The launch of Tianshu-2 was scheduled to take place a few days after the landing of the Mars rover, but was postponed for technical reasons.
Chinese cargo spacecraft successfully docked with core space station module-Technology News, Firstpost
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