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First lab module of China's space station docks with Tianhe core module
A Long March 5 B Y 3 carrier rocket carrying Wentian space module, blasts off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in South China's Hainan province, July 24, 2022. A Long March 5 B Y 3 carrier rocket carrying Wentian lab module, blasts off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in South China's Hainan province, July 24, 2022. The PHOTO XINHUA BEIJING - Wentian , the first lab module of China's space station, has successfully docked with the combination of the ...
Updated: 07/25/2022
China launches first lab module to orbit space station
... orbiting space station. The Wentian was launched from tropical Hainan Island with a large crowd of amateur photographers and space enthusiasts watching. The module, designed for science and biology experiments, lifted off on the Long March 5 B remote 3 rocket and spent roughly eight minutes in flight before it entered orbit, according to the official Xinhua News Agency . A second lab module, called the Mengtian , is due to be launched in October, and will join the Tiangong space station. Three astronauts are already living in the core module and will oversee the arrival and docking of the lab. The Chinese space station's construction ...
Updated: 07/24/2022
China launches second module to Space Station
... 2: 22 p.m. 0622 GMT from the Wenchang Space Launch Center on the southern island of Hainan. Space agency staff, seen on the live feed watching the progress of the launch from a control room, cheered and applauded when the Wentian separated from the rocket about 10 minutes after the launch. China began building the space station in April 2021 with the launch of the Tianhe module, the main living quarters, in the first of 11 crewed and uncrewed missions in the undertaking. The Wentian lab module, 17.9 meters 59 feet long, will be where astronauts can carry out scientific experiments, along with the other lab module yet to be launched - Mengtian Dreaming of the Heavens Wentian has an airlock cabin that will be the main exit-entry point ...
Updated: 07/24/2022
Astronauts venture outside the International Space Station
... mission in seven- and-five minutes. Why did Europe and Russia work together? Ms Cristoforetti joined Russia's Oleg Artemyev to work on the station's newest robot arm. An 11-metre mechanical limb — contributed by the European Space Agency — was rocketed into orbit with a Russian lab in July last year. The ISS said this was Mr Cristofretti's first spacewalk and Mr Artemyev 's sixth spacewalk. She is the first European woman to conduct a spacewalk wearing a Russian spacesuit. Russian cosmonauts usually get together for spacewalks,...
Updated: 07/24/2022
Satellite image shows crater where missile hits Ukraine
... agency Tass . The competing claims could not be independently verified. Satellite imagery released on Tuesday morning by Planet Labs PBC , an American satellite imagery company, showed a notable impact crater where a missile appears to have struck, surrounded ... ... military-civilian administration in the Kherson region, said the weapon used in Nova Kakhovka was a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS. Ukraine did not say what weapon was used in the attack. The most advanced weapons supplied by the United ...
Updated: 07/12/2022
CNN contacts CubeSat that broke out on its way to the moon
... ballistic lunar transfer, NASA said. The satellite will rely on its own propulsion and the sun's gravity for the rest of its trip. The gravity will allow the CubeSat to use less fuel to reach its destination. The mission was launched on June 28 aboard Rocket Lab's Electron rocket from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in the Mahia Peninsula of New Zealand. The goal of the CubeSats is to enter an elongated orbit, which is a near rectilinear halo orbit, around the moon for at least six months for research purposes....
Updated: 07/07/2022
Chinese astronauts spend busy month inside Space Station
... astronaut in outer space. The station at Tiangong will have become fully operational at the end of the year after their mission to monitor the docking between the Tianhe core module and two large space lab components is completed. Wentian, the first lab component, will be lifted by a Long March 5 B rocket from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province in July, while the second lab Mengtian will be launched in October by the same rocket model from Wenchang. After they are connected with Tiangong , the station will form a T-shaped structure....
Updated: 07/07/2022
NASA’s CubeSat breaks free of Earth orbit on its journey to moon
... important milestone on its four-month journey to the moon. It will rely on its own propulsion and the sun's gravity for the rest of its trip. The gravity will allow the CubeSat to use less fuel to reach its destination. On June 28th, the mission launched Rocket Lab's Electron rocket from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula of New Zealand. The goal of the CubeSats is to enter a elongated orbit, which is a near rectilinear halo orbit, around the moon for at least six months for research purposes....
Updated: 07/06/2022
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