The Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) will launch a third crew mission to the space station under construction in June, bringing the Shenzhou 14 spacecraft to the launch site. The China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) has launched a mission at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.
The Shenzhou-14 mission will bring three astronauts to the Tiangong space station aboard the Long March-2F launch vehicle on a six-month zero-gravity mission. At a media briefing, Huang Weifen, the country’s chief astronaut system designer, said the car’s crew would send three astronauts to the Tianhe nuclear module on China’s space station in June.
The combination of a spacecraft and a rocket weighing 39 tonnes was driven at a height of 60 metres from the test building of the assembly and, after 1.5 kilometers, approached the launch tower. After completing the journey, the spaceship arrived on the road in more than an hour. “We have completed all final meetings and tests, including filling the spacecraft propeller. We will conduct a major test from the system interface to the rocket system and then continue the full exercise on the combo entry system. “Preliminary launch status,”
The mission aims to bring China closer to completing the construction of the T-shaped space station next October. In May, Beijing launched the Tianzhou-4 spacecraft with equipment and supplies for astronauts entering space. China has not yet announced the names of the three astronauts who will land on the Shenzhou 14 spacecraft on the day of launch.
The latest mission comes more than a month after three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth after six months aboard the Earth’s newest orbital station. The Shenzhou 13 space capsule lands in the Gobi Desert in the northern part of Inner Mongolia. During the mission, astronaut Wang Yaping made the first Chinese ascent into space. Wang and crew members Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu returned to physics classes for high school students.