Tiangong program Current Affairs, GK & News

China launches Tianhe space station core module

On April 29, 2021, China launched the core module of its Space Station. This is an important milestone in the country’s ambitious plan of establishing a permanent human presence in space. The module that was launched is called Tianhe. The Space Station China is building is called Tiangong. Tiangong Tiangong means “Heavenly Space”. It is ..

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Long March 5B: China’s new Rocket launch successful

China had launched a new rocket and a deep-space spacecraft to operate a permanent space station and also to send astronauts to moon. Highlights China launched the Long March 5B rocket from its Wenchang launch site that is located on the island of Hainan. The rocket is a massive vehicle and is being compared with ..

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Tiangong-1: China's space lab plummets to earth, burns up over Pacific Ocean

China’s out-of-control Tiangong-1 space lab has re-entered Earth’s atmosphere, landing in middle of the South Pacific Ocean near world’s ‘spacecraft cemetery or graveyard’. Most of its parts were burned up during gravity-propelled re-entry process. The spacecraft cemetery also known as Point Nemo — considered the most remote place on Earth (at about 2400 km from ..

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China sends its 4th Human Spaceflight Shenzhou-9 into Space

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 ..

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China: First successful unmanned space docking

Recently, two of China’s unmanned spacecrafts successfully docked for the first time high above the Earth. China has termed it a major technological breakthrough in its ambitious programme to establish a manned space station by 2020. The Shenzhou-8 spacecraft coupled with the Tiangong-1 module, at a height of 343 km above Earth. The success of ..

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