All you need to know about China’s Tiangang Space Station – how you can see it

China’s space program is making impressive progress. Country only introduced First group aircraft In 2003, more than 40 years of Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Union Became the first man in space. Of China First Mars In 2020, the American Mariner 9 explored the red planet half a century later.

But the emerging Asian power is catching up fast: flying missions நிலா And Tuesday; Launching heavy-lift rockets; Creating something new Space telescope Set to fly in 2024; And, most recently, put The first piece Of Tiangang Space Station (name means Heavenly Palace) In orbit.

What is the Tiangong Space Station?

Tiangong The successor to China’s Tiangong-1 and Tiangong-2 space laboratories were launched in 2011 and 2016, respectively. It will be built in a modular design similar to the International Space Station operated by the United States, Russia, Japan, Canada and the European Space Agency. When completed, Tiangong will have a main block connected to two laboratories, which will weigh approximately 70 tons.

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