The crowds in Airshow China gather around the cylindrical module representing the living and working areas, a copy of Tiangong's or the çalışan Heavenly Palace's first continuous-running space station Air
ZHUHAI, China – China was announced on Tuesday (November 6th), a replica of the first ever-running space station to replace the orbiting lab of the international community and symbolize the main ambitions of the country beyond the world.
The 17-meter core module was a stellar shooting in Airshow China, a biennial in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai, the country's main aerospace industry fair.
Outside, China's J-10 fighter and J-20 stealth hunters fascinated the audience as Zhuhai approached the sky. Back in, the country exhibited its aircraft and other military equipment.
The crowds gathered around the cylindrical space station module representing the living and working areas of Tiangong, or "Heavenly Palace" – which will have two other modules for scientific experiments and be equipped with solar panels.
Three astronauts will permanently stop in a 60-ton orbit lab that will allow the crew to conduct biological and micro-gravity surveys.
The Assembly is expected to be completed around 2022 and the station will have a life of about 10 years.
The International Space Station – a collaboration between the United States, Russia, Canada, Europe and Japan – has been operating since 1998 but will retire in 2024.
China will then have the only space station in orbit, but it will be much smaller than the ISS, which weighs 400 tons and is as big as the football field.
The country announced in May that the laboratory would be open to "all countries" to carry out science experiments.
GoTaikonauts.com analyst Chen Lan said, in There is no doubt that China will use the station in a similar way as ISS partners will use their own outposts: taking a step for research, technology and deep space exploration. Go A website specializing in the Chinese space program.
Research institutes, universities, public and private companies were invited to bid on projects. According to the state press, 40 plans were taken from 27 countries and regions.
After its launch, the European Space Agency sent astronauts to China to train to be ready to work within the Chinese space station.
Geliştir Over time, I am confident that China will develop a partnership, ece said space analyst Bill Ostrove, advising US-based Forecast International. Said.
. Many countries and increasingly private companies and universities have space programs, but they can't afford to build their own space station, "he said.
"The ability to install and experiment in an unmanned platform is highly valued."
Beijing is spending billions of dollars in the military-space program, with plans to send people to the Moon in the near future.
Describing China as a threat, US President Donald Trump has launched plans to create a new "Space Force" to help his country dominate its rivals over space.
Different Space Market
But China's space program has encountered some shortcomings.
A space laboratory called Tiangong-1 was put back in the world in early April, two years after it stopped working.
In September 2011, the Chinese authorities refused to assume that the laboratory, which was placed in orbit as a continuous test station, was out of control.
The second laboratory, Tiangong-2, went into orbit in 2016.
"In spite of many conversations, the United States continues to be the most dominant force in space now," Ostrove said. Said.
”The most likely scenario for the future is that China will emerge as one of the main space forces,“ he said.
Ostrove, Russia, the European Space Agency, Japan and India will continue to play "big roles" in space research, but added that private firms are becoming increasingly important in the industry.
”The space market is becoming more diverse, şirket he said. – Rappler.com