China’s New Spacecraft Landed Back Successfully on Earth With Intact Cabin
The scientists have confirmed on site that the cabin structure of the spacecraft is intact. The test vessel, along with a cargo capsule aboard, was launched with a new type of carrier rocket from the launch site of Wenchang on the southern island of Hainan.
The Chinese space agency said the vessel orbit for two days and 19 hours and completed many experiments. This successful return verified the capabilities of the spacecraft like resistance to heat- when spaceship re-enter the earth’s atmosphere, they face very high temperatures.
Scientists hope that one day the spaceship will transport astronauts to the space station made by china by the end of 2022 and eventually one day to the moon.
This new prototype increases the size of the crew that can be sent to space from three people to six in the earlier models. The safe landing this Friday followed a snag in the early part of the test when the anomaly occurred during the cargo capsule’s return, that was designed to transport equipment.
The successful completion of the experiment involved a maiden flight of the Long March 5B rocket, and after two previous fails came back successfully. In an attempt in march, the Long March 7A malfunctioned, and again in April, The Long March 3B failed.
The observers said that this successful mission marks a milestone for China.
Andrew Jones, China’s space activities reporter for the SpaceNews website, said the country could “move ahead with its space station plans, and the first module may now launch in early 2021.”
“The successful landing of the new spacecraft from a high orbit also shows China is serious about sending astronauts beyond low Earth orbit – something only NASA has achieved – and eventually sending its astronauts to the Moon,” he added.
Chen Lan,” We can say that China has now similar manned space capability of the US and Russia.”
Chen Len is an analyst at Go Taikonauts.com, specializing in the space program of China.
Beijing has invested hefty amounts in the China space program in recent times while playing catch-up with the United States, the first country to send a man to the moon.
Chinese Tiangong space station assembly ( means Heavenly place) is expected to start this year and finish by 2022
China is now the first nation to successfully on the far side of the moon in January 2019, by deploying a lunar rover that driven for 450 meters.
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