A Chinese launch vehicle is on its way to the Tiangong China Space Station under construction. Unmanned rockets were launched from Hainan Island, and the cargoes were automatically transferred to the space station upon arrival.
Drive core module Made a month ago Into orbit around the earth. The Tiangong (Tiangong) space station should be completed by the end of next year. At the same time, several unmanned and manned flights are planned to complete the construction and commissioning of the station.
It was scheduled to launch a cargo rocket named “Tianzhou 2” last week, but it was delayed due to technical problems. According to Xinhua, the Chinese news agency, everything is going well now.
Supplies and fuel are already on board in preparation for the first manned flight to Tiangong in June.Then there are three astronauts (also called taikonauts or yuhangyuan Called) Stay at the space station for three months. Three new astronauts will join in the fall. During this period, an unmanned cargo flight will be carried out.
The core module of Tiangong has not been expanded to two larger research modules. This will provide China with a mature space station, as a smaller space station, comparable to the international space station that is about to end its life.
If the International Space Station is decommissioned, China will become the only country with a normal space station.so far That’s in 2028 Yes, but the retirement of the International Space Station has been delayed several times.