On May 5 this year, my country’s Long March 5B carrier rocket successfully flew for the first time, which opened the prelude to the construction of my country’s space station. It is estimated that in the next 2 to 3 years, my country will carry out 11 flight missions to complete the construction of the space station.
According to the plan, my country’s space station is expected to be built around 2022. Next year, my country will begin the mission of key technology verification and construction phase of the space station, and carry out 11 flight missions in succession.
Bao Weimin, Director of the Science and Technology Commission of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Aerospace Science and Technology Group: We will conduct three launches of the core module and two experimental modules of the space station, plus (four times) manned spacecraft launches, plus four cargo spacecraft Launch.
At present, the core module of my country’s space station has completed the assembly of prototype products. The “Qingtian” experimental module and the “Mengtian” experimental module are undergoing initial sample development. The space science load has been transferred to the prototype development. After the completion of my country’s space station, the expected service life is about 10 to 15 years.