The main module of the Chinese space station will start next year
ChinaDaily news agency reports referring to representatives of CASC Company informs that the assembly of the basic module "Heavenly Palace" has been completed. Now it is tested and ready for launch, which is scheduled for 2018. Must it in space planning using new modification booster "Chanzhen-5", using environmentally friendly fuel.
Developers are counting on the fact that the station will be able to work for many years and eventually will replace in the orbit of the ISS, which is expected to complete its work in 2024. For this reason, your space station, China will gradually develop, adding to it all the new modules - run them already painted in the next four years. China's space program has been painted for the next few years and includes a flight to the Moon for taking soil samples, to be held this year. Continue work on the space station is the mission, aimed at the study of other planets within a few years. Flight to Mars is scheduled for 2020.