Published: Fri, November 09, 2018

China Unveils New 'Heavenly Palace' Space Station

China Unveils New 'Heavenly Palace' Space Station

This is a new symbol of its ambition in space: China has unveiled Tuesday a replica of its first large space station, which should be meeting around 2022, and the successor to the ISS.

"We're excited to embrace new technology that improves our ability to engage our audiences in space station research", said David Brady, assistant program scientist for the International Space Station Program Science Office at Johnson.

The three-minute video (below) includes footage of the MELFI unit aboard the space station (Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS) which is used to store experiment samples, the Advanced Plant Habitat (APH) growth chamber, the Light Microscopy Module (LMM), and various other areas, instruments, and the astronauts who use them in glorious 4320p. Earlier this year, the country announced that the lab would be open to "all countries" to conduct science experiments and the European Space Agency has already sent astronauts to China for training so that they can use the space station once it is up and running.

After the ISS is decommissioned-likely in 2024, although there's also a chance that private companies could take over maintenance for a few years after that-Tiangong will be the only space station in orbit. "Many countries, and increasingly private companies and universities, have space programmes, but can not afford to build their own space station". The country's state media reported that China had received around 40 plans from 27 countries and regions.

"Over time, I am sure that China will build successful partnerships", predicts Bill Ostrove, a specialist in space issues at Forecast International, a consulting firm, american.

China is pouring billions into its military-run space programme, with plans to send humans to the Moon in the near future.


But China's space program has encountered some glitches.

The company SpaceX Elon musk will orbit the satellite, which is seen from Earth is its only goal.

"The private companies that hold a growing place in the market space".

"Dominate the space has never been a goal for China", says Chen Lan.

"The space market is becoming more diverse", he said, "so it will be hard for one or two countries or companies to dominate the field in the way the USA and Soviet Union did during the Cold War".

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