China Unveils Earth's Next Orbiting Space Station -"The Heavenly Palace"

09 November, 2018, 04:04 | Author: Sheila Harris
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Step forward China. China already has experience with Earth-orbiting space stations. That's significantly smaller than the core section of the ISS, but the additional size does mean Tiangong-2 can support up to three astronauts.

Russia's Roskosmos space agency says one of the computers on the International Space Station (ISS) has malfunctioned, but it gave assurances that the defect has no impact on the safety of the crew. The module will be equipped with three docking hatches reserved for visiting manned or cargo spacecraft and two berthing locations used to connect with space laboratories.

NASA has published the night side of Earth was taken by astronauts aboard the worldwide space station.

China expects to finish construction of the station in 2022, and will maintain Tiangong for at least a decade.

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

The country announced in May that the lab would be open to "all countries" to conduct science experiments.

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But China's space program has encountered some glitches. 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.

China is pouring billions into its military-run space programme, with plans to send humans to the Moon in the near future.

"I'm sure over time China will be successful developing partnerships", said Bill Ostrove, space analyst with US -based Forecast International consultancy.

"Despite a lot of talk of the opposite, the United States remains the most dominant power in space right now". "But the business issues are becoming increasingly important in the space, and she recognizes the innovation and science as major economic engines".

"The space market is becoming more diverse", he said, "so it will be hard for one or two countries or companies to dominate the field in the way the United States and Soviet Union did during the Cold War". It's frankly not as exciting knowing that what you're seeing is only a fraction of what is actually there, but we will never turn down a chance to see more of ISS and its many marvels.

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