Temple One of China’s key technology breakthrough has entered the production stage by
Data Figure: China’s “Temple” space laboratory
Xinhua Beijing, March 10 (Xinhua reporter Li Xuanliang) National People’s Congress, China’s manned space program, former deputy commander Zhang Jianqi in an interview with reporters said that China has broken the “One Temple” space laboratory of key technologies, “Temple” has entered the production and the actual testing phase.
Zhang Jianqi introduced, according to the plan, China will launch in the first half of 2011, “Temple” target aircraft. Subsequently, to be launched Shenzhou VIII, 9, 10 spacecraft docking with the space.
“Shenzhou VIII certainly carried no docking, as it was docking the Shenzhou 九号, or 10 for the Shenzhou, Shenzhou VIII docking depends on the situation.” Zhang Jianqi said, “If the Shenzhou eight No. intersection butt very well, that following is likely to be some butt, thus completing the second step of China’s manned space project strategic objectives. “
” technical difficulty docking intersection is quite large, but after all our is the first time this kind of research. “Zhang Jianqi said,” target aircraft is a new design life of two years. eight tons of heavy vehicles, to achieve two years of life, which use a lot of new technology. “
Zhang Jianqi introduction of the Shenzhou series of spacecraft starting from Shenzhou VIII will also be many improvements, will be a new heaven and earth and from aircraft. “Heaven and earth from the system requirements for reliability higher than the spacecraft. To ensure success, the time would rather push back a little bit, but also to ensure safety.” Zhang Jianqi said.
in space laboratory on the basis of success, China will build greater long-term manned space station. “The life of the station can reach about ten years, the volume is relatively large, the core module with more than 20 tonnes.” Zhang Jianqi said, “Our volume will further increase the space laboratory, to further improve reliability, it will become a space station The core module, or JEM, the types of projects and experiments in space will greatly increase. “
Zhang Jianqi said that manned spaceflight is an important human peaceful use of space platforms. “We will further strengthen international cooperation in the field of manned space flight. China’s space station is completed, the astronauts will be abroad, scientists open.” Zhang Jianqi said.