Friday, 18 January 2013

China Plans To Launch 20 Spacecraft In 2013

China has announced its spatial plan for 2013, which is intended to put into orbit a dozen space vehicles, including manned spacecraft Shenzhou-10. 

China plans to launch 20 spacecraft in 2013As reported by the Corporation China Aerospace Science and Technology told Xinhua, currently in Earth orbit devices operate over 200 launches as China, representing one-fifth of all space bodies in the world.China has indicated that 2013 will prove to be the Chinese space station, Tiangong 1, with the arrival of three new astronauts to the module. 

This time the mission the crew will perform a manual coupling between the space station and Shenzhou-10 in the traveling.The Eastern country in 2011 had already tested the coupling of another ship, in this case the Shenzhou-8, the Tiangong-1 module, but automatically, as it was not a manned spacecraft. It was the first coupling of this type in the country's history. 

In fact, China became the third country after Russia and the United States, to conduct a two-orbital coupling automatic space vehicles.It is hoped that the arrival of Chinese astronauts to space occurs in June, becoming the fourth manned mission holding the country and the second in which a woman involved.After the trips made in 2003 and 2005 and a spacewalk in 2008, in June 2012, astronauts Liu Yang, Liu and Wang Jing Haipeng, all pilots Chinese armed forces, successfully completed the Shenzhou mission in September, ten days in space, where astronauts conducted scientific experiments and technical tests on Tiangong 1.The goal of the Chinese space program is to turn the module on a space station by 2020 and, as indicated by CASC, in the coming years will continue performing tests to verify proper operation.

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