China's Space Program News Thread


by78

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The hydrogen liquefaction system developed by the 6th academy of CASC. It will be used to produce hydrogen fuel for China's new launch vehicles such as the LM-5. It also has strategic applications outside the space industry, specifically the nascent hydrogen economy.

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j17wang

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Tianzhou-3 cargoship is planned to launch in September 20. Wenchang government announced a local traffic control plan for the roads around the launch site today:

Three hours before launching, only vehicles with special license are permitted to enter seven nearby roads. One hours before launching, no vehicle is permitted to enter these roads.

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Shenzhou 12 also planned return on September 17. I was hoping for overlap between the cargoship launch and Shenzhou 12, to build up operational expertise in manned resupply.
 

Temstar

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Shenzhou 12 also planned return on September 17. I was hoping for overlap between the cargoship launch and Shenzhou 12, to build up operational expertise in manned resupply.
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The gantt chart here seems accurate, although the chart suggests a bigger gap than just 3 days between Shenzhou-12 deorbiting and Tianzhou-13 launch.

But nevertheless as far as overlap goes there will be a period where Shenzhou-13, Tianzhou-2 and Tianzhou-3 are all docked to the station. Shenzhou-13 crew will be using the robotic arm and Tianzhou-2 to practice shifting modules to the side docking ports.
 

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Russia have stopped work on their Yenisei super heavy launch vehicle, at least for now.

I'm not really surprised, but problem is that IIRC Yenisei was needed for Russian part of International Lunar Research Station. So I wonder what's going to happen now. Perhaps Russian modules to be launched on LM9?
 

iantsai

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