BBC Profiles Tiangong Space Station Written 27 July 2022


Rendering of Tiangong Space Station in August 2021 | Credit: Shujianyang; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

BBC News reports on China’s Tiangong space station. China “launched a 23-tonne research lab module to” the newly built station on Sunday. The Wentian laboratory “is expected to carry out biological and life science research.” Tiangong “will have its own power, propulsion, life support systems and living quarters. It is also designed to provide refuelling power to China’s new space telescope, called Xuntian, which will fly close to the space station next year.”
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