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China has finished assembling its first module of the space station.. / August 19, 2010 /

China announced the completion of assembly of the first module of its future space station, the local agency Xinhua informed.

Currently, experts are testing the electrical systems module Tyangun-1 »(Tiangong-1, translated from the Chinese name means" heavenly palace "), and examining its mechanical and thermal insulating properties. Run the module into orbit China plans in the first half of 2011. In the space "Tyangun-1, whose mass is 8.5 tonnes, must withdraw rocket Long March 2F. Now engineers and technicians check the specifications missiles.

In the second half of 2011, China has planned docking of spacecraft Shenchzhou-8 «with» bare "module of the Chinese space station. Construction of the ship is not finished yet. Manage dock will taykonavty of the new set, which have already begun to train. It is known that the detachment taykonavtov includes two women.

Earlier it was reported that in 2012, the module «Tyangun-1» should dock two spaceships — «Shenchzhou-9» and «Shenchzhou-10». In 2013, China plans to put into orbit the second module of the station — «Tyangun-2», specifies portal For the period between 2014 and 2016 is set for launch of the third module Tyangun-3. Finally to complete the assembly plant is planned in 2022, after which she must have worked in orbit for at least three years.

In recent years, China is actively developing its space program. In 2003, China became the third nation capable of on their own to bring a man in space — then went into space first taykonavt Livey Yang (Yang Liwei). In September 2008, Zhai Zhigang taykonavt (Zhai Zhigang) for the first time in the history of Chinese space made EVA. However, after the video release appeared on the Internet, some analysts have speculated that it is fake.

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