On Hainan Province –China –People’s Republic of China…. in the district area of the Wenchang – Wenchang Spacecraft launch center in which the awesome team at one of many CNSA –China National Space Administration that China National Space Administration…………… On 23rd July 2022 The Chang Zheng- Long March 5B Yao three carrier rocket successfully launch from the Wenchang Space Launch Site complex According to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, the Long March 5B Yao 3 carrier rocket that carried out the launch mission of the Wentian experimental module has completed all the research and development finalisation certification at the Factory also Wenchang Spacecraft Center…….
After Wentian experimental module entered orbit, the status setting was successfully completed. At 3:13 on July 25, 2022, Beijing time, it was successfully connected to the forward port of 天和 Tianhe Core Module . The entire rendezvous and docking process lasted about 13 hours. . This is the first time that two 20-ton spacecraft in my country- China- People’s Republic of China have achieved rendezvous and docking in orbit. …According to the mission plan, the Shenzhou 14 Takionaut crew will then enter the Wentian experimental module….. in which finally docked in early morning time of the 25th July 2022 in with CNSA –Beijing Aerospace City in which co-ordinated the docking maneuverers have achieved rendezvous and docking in orbit.…
On that day of the launch of the Chang Zheng –Long March 5B Y3文天Experimental Module Launch Successful Yesterday -July 24th 2022 on the eve of the Long March 5B launch of the Wentian Experimental Module (about 10 minutes before launch), the Tianhe core module transited over Hainan Island- Hainan Province- Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR , Guangzhou also of Guangdong province of China- People’s Republic of China , and the Shenzhou 14 aerospace The crew took pictures of the beautiful Hainan Island. At this moment, on the Wenchang space launch site under the lens of the Takionauts, the Wentian experimental module is ready to go and is about to embark on the “Wentian” journey.
The axial length of the Wentian experimental cabin is 17.9 meters, and the maximum diameter of the cabin is 4.2 meters. After the solar wing was launched into orbit, the first deployment was about 6.5 meters, and the second deployment was about 23 meters in length. The Wentian experimental module is the largest single module in my country’s space station, with a launch mass of about 23 tons and a dry weight of 21.5 tons and a propellant of 1.5 tons.
The Wentian experimental module uses a rapid rendezvous and docking method to dock the space station assembly the Tiangong –China Space Station of the small robotic arm (about 5 meters) of the Wentian experimental cabin…
After the construction of the China Space Station is completed, the two experimental cabins will be the main working places for Takionauts in orbit. In both experimental cabins, space science experiments and technical experiments in the sealed cabin and outside the sealed cabin can be carried out. Both cabins are equipped with The load test cabinet inside the cabin and the load installation platform outside the cabin also provide support and guarantee measures such as information, power supply and heat dissipation, and can carry out experiments in various fields such as space science, space materials, space medicine and space exploration.
The Wentian experimental module is equipped with the same Taikonauts’ living facilities as the core module, including 3 sleeping areas, 1 sanitary area, kitchen and other facilities, which can guarantee the astronauts’ life. It can also work with the core module to support the life of 6 astronauts during the rotation of the two manned spacecraft; in addition, a small robotic arm is also configured, which can be used alone or in combination with the large robotic arm of the core module. , to jointly complete the tasks of Taikonauts leaving the cabin, caring for extravehicular facilities, and patrolling. In addition, the Wentian experimental cabin is also equipped with an astronaut exit airlock. After the space station is completed, the airlock of the Wentian experimental cabin will be As the main airlock cabin for Takionauts to leave the cabin, the node cabin of the core cabin is used for other functions at this time, just as a backup; the Wentian experimental cabin also has a backup section for the core cabin to manage and control the assembly. That is to say, when the function of the core module platform fails, it can be switched to the Wentian experimental module to exercise the combined control and management functions, which can improve the reliability of the space station as a whole.
The Mengtian experimental cabin is equipped with a cargo airlock and an outboard deployment test platform. In the future, the scientific test equipment that needs to be installed outside the cabin can be transported to the space station through a cargo spacecraft, and then the load will be sent to the outside of the cabin through the cargo airlock, and the robotic arm or Takionauts will install it on the platform outside the cabin. Realize the continuous update of the extravehicular test project.
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