Shenzhou 8 Current Affairs, GK & News
Shenzhou-9, China’s 4th human spaceflight launched from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in Gansu state. The spacecraft which is 30.3 feet long and 9.1 feet diameter is on the 1st manned docking mission and it will lay the foundation for Chinese plans to establish a space station by 2020 Shenzhou-9 may take at least 20 ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2012
Topics: Docking and berthing of spacecraft • Human spaceflight • Outer space • Shenzhou • Shenzhou 8 • Shenzhou 9 • Shenzhou program • Space program of the People's Republic of China • Space station • Spaceflight • Tiangong program • Tiangong-1
Shenzhou-8: Shenzhou-8 is the name of an unmanned spacecraft of China that was launched recently for its maiden docking mission, paving the way for its first space station by 2020 to rival Mir, the space lab being run by Russian and US astronauts. It was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest Gobi desert ..
Topics: Docking and berthing of spacecraft • Long March 2F • Outer space • Shenzhou • Shenzhou 8 • Shenzhou program • Space rendezvous • Space station • Spacecraft • Spaceflight • Tiangong program • Tiangong-1
Tiangong-1 is the first space lab of China, scheduled to be launched in September 2011. It is prelude to a multiphase construction programme (Tiangong programme, or Project 921-2 ) aimed at building a large space station around 2020. The Tiangong-1 (Heavenly Palace-1) unmanned space lab prototype is scheduled to blast off shortly as a test-bed ..
Topics: Chinese space station • Docking and berthing of spacecraft • Outer space • Shenzhou 8 • Shenzhou program • Space program of the People's Republic of China • Space station • Spacecraft • Spaceflight • Tiangong program • Tiangong-1 • Tiangong-3