China unveils its future space station

China unveils its future space station

Roscosmos said the two other computer systems are sufficient for safe operation of the station indefinitely, but it wants the third one back online "to ensure the reliability" of next week's scheduled docking with an uncrewed Russian Progress cargo spacecraft. There will also be a hatch for astronauts' extravehicular activities. First, a Long March 5B heavy-lift rocket, which is being developed by Chinese scientists, will put the station's core module into orbit that year.

Several global space agencies launched the main module and first components of the ISS into space over two decades ago.

China will then have the only space station in orbit, though it will be much smaller than the ISS which weighs 400 ton and is as large as a football pitch. It is expected that construction will be completed around 2022.

China just showed the world that it's upping its space exploration game with the introduction of the Tiangong Space Station.

China has already invited distinguished universities, research institutes, and both public and private companies to propose possible projects. Beijing has received 40 from 27 countries and regions, proposals that still need to be the subject of a selection, reported in October, State television CCTV.

More news: Brad Pitt's trial worry
More news: Journalist Muthoki Mumo & Angela Quintal Arrested in Tanzania
More news: NT police search for missing boy after three found dead near auto

NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have brought us the veryfirst 8K video from space.

But it has encountered some glitches. "The possibility for them (thanks to China) to send payloads on a platform of manned flight and conducting experiments is something that's extremely valuable", he observes.

"Over time, I am sure that China will build successful partnerships", predicts Bill Ostrove, a specialist in space issues at Forecast International, a consulting firm, american.

"Despite a lot of talk of the opposite, the United States remains the most dominant power in space right now". "The most likely scenario for the future is that China will emerge as one of the major space powers", he said.

"Many countries, and increasingly private companies and universities, have space programs, but can not afford to build their own space station", he said. With our thanks! The Galaxy Editorial Staff.

Related Articles