The Long March 5B Rocket Is Set To Launch The Core Module Of China’s Space Station In Wenchang

The Long March-5B Yaol-2 carrier rocket, which will launch China’s space station and its core module, arrived at Wenchang Space Launch Site on February 22 after completing all the development work before leaving the factory, according to the China Manned Space Engineering Office.

After that, the Long March 5B Yao-2 carrier rocket will carry out the final assembly and test work at the launch site together with the previously delivered and core module.At present, the Wenchang Space Launch Site facilities and equipment are in good condition, and the major systems of the project are getting ready for various tasks in an orderly manner.

Developed by the First Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the Long March 5B, Long March 2F and Long March 73-type carrier rockets will launch the core module of the space station, the Shenzhou manned spacecraft and the Tianzhou cargo spacecraft respectively.Earlier, the China Manned Space Engineering Office announced that during the Spring Festival, the Type 3 carrier rocket team carrying out the space station mission is still working on the first line of the project development, orderly push forward the completion of various tasks as planned.The Long March 2F Ya12 and Ya13 carrier rockets for the launch of the Shenzhou-12 and Shenzhou-13 spacecraft are ready to go, while the Long March 7 Ya3 rocket for the launch of the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft is ready for the final assembly.

According to the plan, China will carry out 11 space station missions this year and next, and complete the construction of the space station in orbit around 2022, fulfilling the third step of the three-step development strategy of China’s manned space program.

At present, China’s manned space program has been fully transferred to the mission preparation stage of building a space station.The development of the core module and other modules of the space station is progressing smoothly. The space application system is developing facilities for scientific experiments on the space station and verifying the application tasks in the operational phase.


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