Deputy chief designer of the astronaut system: next year’s planned manned rendezvous and docking
space member system, deputy chief designer Huang Weifen
■ special correspondent newspaper reporter Zhang Xiaoqi Wang Tonghua Sun Hairong
Correspondent: When the official Chinese astronauts perform rendezvous and docking mission ?
Huang Weifen: According to China’s manned space mission planning, by 2012 Shenzhou VIII, 9, 10 Temple One of spacecraft rendezvous and docking with the test, control unmanned and manned rendezvous break docking technology. Whether the manned Shenzhou 九号 Shenzhou VIII flight in decision-making after the comprehensive assessment, in accordance with plan No. 10 is manned Shenzhou flight. By then, manned spacecraft and astronauts Temple One hand control through the implementation of rendezvous and docking. If the manual mode can also be docked successfully completed, means that China truly mastered the space rendezvous and docking technology.
correspondent: the astronaut on the ground rendezvous and docking training progress?
Huang Weifen: perform rendezvous and docking missions by astronauts Group has completed a preliminary selection, the astronauts planned to carry out the task being trained, the training focused on manual rendezvous and docking technology. To this end, we developed specifically for the astronauts of large equipment, such as Temple One combination of training simulators, manned spacecraft, simulator training, manual rendezvous and docking simulator, aiming to train astronauts for rendezvous and skilled like driving a car docking.
astronaut training pay attention to a degree of relaxation. Currently, astronauts have completed joint training, rendezvous and docking is carried out around a large number of theoretical studies and operational training, including training manual rendezvous and docking, the target vehicle combination technology training. And compared to previous Shenzhou missions, training difficulty and complexity than ever. To meet mission requirements, each astronaut on the ground of the normal mode and fault control operation to start training in emergency mode, is expected to reach thousands of times.
Reporter: Could you give some female astronaut training situation?
Huang Weifen: China’s first astronaut, 14 men, of which six completed the “flying” task. The second batch of astronauts to 5 males and 2 females, female astronauts are expected to participate in the flight of Shenzhou spacecraft on the 10th, which makes a manned rendezvous and docking mission next year is full of spectacle.
Today, female astronauts have completed basic training, into the professional and technical training, while also taking into account the rendezvous and docking mission training, the training intensity to be bigger than ever. Female astronaut to product development has brought some changes, such as the space suit improvements, improved urine collection device and the other was equipped with underwear. Currently, all participating in the training of astronauts enthusiastic, in good condition.share: