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The second part of China's space station was successfully placed in orbit

BingMag.com The <b>second</b> <b>part</b> of <b>China's</b> <b>space</b> <b>station</b> was <b>successfully</b> <b>placed</b> in orbit

China has successfully launched the second space module of the country's space station into Earth orbit and deployed it to the designated location.

Wentian space module yesterday at 14:22 local time (10:52 Tehran time) aboard the Long March 5B rocket from the Wenchang space launch site. It took off in Hainan, China and about 13 hours later at 3:13 am local time (23:43 Tehran time) it docked at Tiangong space station.

This module also It contains equipment that allows Chinese astronauts, also known as taikonauts, to conduct various scientific experiments during their stay on the station. According to the New York Times, the Wentian module also provides three additional sleeping spaces and another airlock that the crew can use for spacewalks.

In June, China's Shenzhou manned mission. sent Shenzhou 14 with three astronauts to Tiangong to prepare the station for the entry of the Wentian module. "Mengtian", the third and last laboratory module of the Chinese station, is scheduled to be launched in October on Long March 5B. The arrival of this section completes the construction of the Tiangong space station to finally take its final T-shaped structure.

Although the connection operation of the new Wentian module has been successfully completed, there are now concerns about the process. There is the return of the massive Long March 5B missile. While most rockets launch into the ocean by changing course, this type of rocket does something different and injects its payload by launching the entire first stage booster into low-Earth orbit in orbit, with no way to change direction or control the motion while in orbit. It does not fall to the ground.

In 2020, this missile was blamed for the metal debris that fell on the Ivory Coast. It also had an uncontrolled landing in the Indian Ocean after the Tianhe central module was delivered last year.

Cover photo: Long March 5B launch to send the Wentian space module
Credit : Hou Yu/China News Service via Getty Images


Source: The Verge

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