The Shenzhou 12 spacecraft is in place! Send 3 astronauts to space in June
On June 9, the combination of the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft and the Long March 2 F Yao 12 carrier rocket was transferred to the launch area. Photo by Wang Jiangbo
According to the China Space Station construction mission plan, my country will Continue to implement 11 missions, including 3 space station section launches, 4 cargo spacecraft and 4 manned spacecraft launches, complete the orbit construction of the space station around 2022, and realize the”three-step” development strategy of China’s manned space project The goal of the”third step” mission.
On April 29 and May 29 this year, China has successfully launched the space station Tianhe core module and Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft, the two will rendezvous and dock on May 30, waiting for the”residents” of the Space House——The arrival of the astronaut.
On June 9, the combination of the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft and the Long March 2 F Yao 12 carrier rocket was transferred to the launch area. Photo courtesy of the First Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Associate Chief Designer of China Manned Space EngineeringYang LiweiIn an interview with the media, it was revealed that the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft plans to send three astronauts to space in June, and these three astronauts will be the first”occupants” of the space station’s core capsule. The three astronauts will stay in orbit for three months to carry out a series of operations such as extravehicular maintenance, equipment replacement, and scientific application loads.
Yang Liwei said that the three astronauts of the Shenzhou 12 flight crew were selected from the first and second batch of astronauts in China. In view of the older characteristics of the first batch of astronauts, the astronauts systematically increased the training intensity and continuously improved their adaptability in space.
On June 9th, some members of the Long March 2 F-Yao-12 launch vehicle mission took a group photo. Photo courtesy of the First Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
The reporter learned that the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft will rendezvous and dock with the Tianhe core module after it is launched into the sky. It is expected that in September and October this year, my country will also carry out the flight missions of the Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft and the Shenzhou-13 manned spacecraft respectively.
Source:China Youth Daily Client