2021-10-24

China is at the forefront of global space exploration, and the construction of space station has accelerated

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China is at the forefront of global space exploration

on October 16, Shenzhou 13 manned spacecraft successfully docked with the radial port of Tianhe core module by using the independent rapid rendezvous and docking mode. Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and ye Guangfu successfully entered Tianhe core module and began China’s longest manned flight so far. “This is an important step in China’s space program,” CNN commented

China is at the forefront of global space exploration, and the construction of space station has accelerated

open a record in orbit residence

EFE recently quoted the information of China Manned Space Engineering Office as saying that after the manned spacecraft Shenzhou 13 entered orbit, it successfully completed the orbit state setting, and at 6:56 Beijing time on October 16, The autonomous rapid rendezvous and docking mode was successfully docked to the radial port of Tianhe core module, forming a four module (ship) assembly together with the previously docked Tianzhou II and Tianzhou III cargo spacecraft. According to the mission implementation plan, three astronauts then entered the space and core module smoothly. Three astronauts are expected to stay at the Chinese space station for six months. If they complete the mission on schedule, they will set a record for the longest stay of Chinese astronauts in space

The Associated Press reported that with the successful docking of Shenzhou 13 manned spacecraft with Tianhe core module, three astronauts started a record six-month stay in orbit. They will perform two to three extravehicular activities to install equipment, prepare for the expansion of the space station, evaluate the living conditions of the space and core modules, and conduct experiments in the fields of aerospace medicine

on September 17, Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft returned to earth. One month later, Chinese astronauts went into space again

the website of the Russian satellite service quoted Lin Xiqiang, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, as saying that compared with the Shenzhou 12 mission, the Shenzhou 13 mission is different in many aspects, including the manned spacecraft using the method of autonomous and rapid rendezvous and docking to dock radially at the space station for the first time; The Chinese space station has realized the combined operation of four aircraft, including the core module, two cargo spacecraft and one manned spacecraft; The astronauts will stay in orbit for the first time for 6 months; Chinese female astronauts will enter the Chinese space station for the first time. Astronaut Wang Yaping will become the first female astronaut to carry out extravehicular activities in China. The Shenzhou 13 crew will include male and female astronauts for the first time

Russia’s labor daily lamented that China’s manned spaceflight development speed is impressive. The Tianhe core module was launched into orbit only in April this year. Three Chinese astronauts conducted equipment commissioning and module testing there not long ago, and completed the extravehicular activities. Now, China has launched a new manned spacecraft. In the near future, the new “ask heaven” experimental module and “dream heaven” experimental module will be docked with Tianhe core module. China’s space telescope will also be launched into the same orbit and docked with the core module

China is at the forefront of global space exploration, and the construction of space station has accelerated(1)

acceleration of space station construction

building the Chinese own space station is the third step of China’s manned space “three-step” strategy. In 2021, the construction of China’s space station will enter a critical stage. Shenzhou 13 manned mission is the sixth and last mission in the key technology verification stage of the space station

the website of Japan Economic News reported that China is committed to building a “space power”, and building an independent space station is undoubtedly one of the pillar steps. At present, the construction of China’s space station has ushered in a real acceleration. Shenzhou 13 manned spacecraft will carry out the final stage of technical verification for the completion of the construction of the space station. If all goes well, two manned spacecraft and two cargo spacecraft will enter space in the future

Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao website believes that the Shenzhou 13 manned spacecraft will send three astronauts to China’s space station, which will not only refresh the record of Chinese astronauts in orbit, but also indicate that the rotation of Chinese astronauts in the space station has become the norm. China has officially entered the era when the space station has been manned for a long time

the website also quoted experts as saying that China’s aerospace industry has ushered in a blowout development, and the next step will be to strengthen the exploration of deep space. As another focus in the future of China’s aerospace field, deep space exploration includes exploring the moon, Mars, the sun, etc. The chang’e-4 probe launched by China will visit the back of the moon for the first time in 2019, and the chang’e-5 probe retrieved the lunar soil from the moon last year; China also launched the Mars probe tianwen-1 last year; On October 14, China launched the first solar exploration science and technology test satellite “Xihe” at Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, officially entering the era of exploring Japan

Russia’s labor daily also pointed out that manned spaceflight is only a part of China’s rich space program. Since 2018, China’s number of space launches has ranked first in the world. From all aspects, China will soon become a real leader in space exploration and space technology in various fields

“the development of China’s aerospace field is advancing continuously: in 2003, China became the third country to independently master manned aerospace technology. Over the past 18 years, China’s Aerospace Science and technology strength has made great progress,” said an article in Spain’s Le Monde

continue to carry out international cooperation in the field of manned spaceflight

since Yang Liwei, China’s first astronaut, was successfully sent into space in 2003, China’s manned spaceflight project has completed seven launch missions. In the past 18 years, from one person a day to three people for half a year, from cabin experiments to spacewalks, and from short-term stay to long-term stay, China’s space technology has achieved a major milestone. “China is a well deserved major player in the aerospace field and is at the forefront of global space exploration,” said an article on the French “20 minutes news” website

Reuters pointed out that China’s space program has made great achievements, and China is building its own space station by relying on its independent innovation ability. The international space station is scheduled to retire in the next few years, and the Chinese space station will become the only space station in orbit

the voice of Germany also reported that in recent years, China has increased its investment in space programs and successfully completed a series of high-profile and difficult deep space exploration missions. After completing the construction objectives as planned, the Chinese space station is likely to replace the retiring international space station and become the only long-term manned spacecraft in low earth orbit

Radio France Internationale has noted that the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently reiterated its proposal to cooperate with other countries in the peaceful use of space. A foreign ministry spokesman said that China will continue to increase the depth and breadth of international cooperation and exchanges in the field of manned spaceflight and make positive contributions to mankind’s exploration of the mysteries of the universe, the peaceful use of space and the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind

Jim Hyde, emeritus professor of Geosciences at Brown University, said in an exclusive interview with NPR that the successful implementation of Shenzhou 13 mission shows that China’s aerospace industry has set another milestone. China implements its space exploration in accordance with its long-term strategic plan. Space exploration is a frontier field of science and technology. These explorations show everyone that China has the ability and is a trusted international partner in space exploration