Tech Breakdown: What to expect from China’s space station in 2022
2021 has been a fruitful year for the construction of the China Space Station. The teenager module was sent into orbit and two batches of Chinese astronauts boarded the space station for long term stay. 2022 is also worth looking forward to the year when the construction of the space station is scheduled to be completed. What are China’s plans for the space station next year.
What does the completion of China space station mean. Let’s find out in this episode of tech breakdown to complete the construction by the end of 2022. China will first launch the Tianjin for cargo spacecraft and then the Shenzhen 14 crude space ship with Tango 4 to deliver supplies for the Shenzhen 14 crew. During their stay two left modules until and Mung Tin will be sent into space respectively. Each lab module will first dock with the front docking port of the core module and will be transferred by the space station’s robotic arm to the side docking ports. On each side of the core module a T-shaped complex will then be formed at this point. We can say the construction of the space station is completed the 10-05 cargo spacecraft and the shenzhou 15 crude space ship will then be launched to begin the inorbit rotation of the crew in the space station. Moreover a Telescope capsule will be sent into space to fly in the same orbit as the space station to provide observation data for astronomical and physical studies. After the completion of the space station China plans to carry out more extensive and in-depth international cooperation.
The China space station is not only recognized as the national laboratory in space of China. But also recognized as a very important platform for the international cooperation. There are four levels of international cooperation. The first level is the joint experiment which has already been in progress. Also we can have visitors from other countries for instance some European astronauts like Christopher Ferretti and other astronauts has already been trained in China. The third level will be the visit of the spacecraft from the other countries such as the either a managed spaceship or a cargo spaceship. The highest level will be a corporation based on module level which means a foreign module from other countries launched a decision and become a permanent part of the station. So, this is the height level. It is also possible technically speaking. We hope that it comes into reality NASA currently plans to retire the international space station in 2024. So it’s possible. The China space station will become the only space station in operation through cooperation. China space station is bound to become a scientific research platform shared by the world and benefiting all mankind.