China launches it Shenzhou-16 spaceship for Space Station. The manned spaceship carried three individuals, one of them being a Chinese civilian. The launch took place on tuesday. The spaceship and astronauts will embark on this journey which will span 5 months. According to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), the spacecraft launched at 9:31 AM. The spaceship launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China. China had made space exploration a priority for a time now. However, it still has not been much successful since the govt focuses on other things. This is starting to result in a slow progress of their tech in this field.
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The CMSA expects the astronauts to reach their destination in 7 hours. Which is 400 km into the orbit. China also included a civilian in their space crew this time. The civilian is a Professor at Beijing University. Names Gui Haichao, he is the payload scientist among the three astronauts.
The other two are the mission’s co-commander and first Chinese astronaut, Jing Haipeng. He is a professional in this field and is his fourth time now venturing in space. Zhu Yangzhu, an astronaut and flight engineer, is also embarking on his first mission to space. According to deputy director of the CMSA, the Shenzhou-16 will be the first personnel mission after China’s space station programme. Lin Xiqiang said this spaceship entered the stage of application and development. According to CMSA, the trio would remain in orbit for around five months.
If things play out right, China will be the only country to have a space station. This is due to the fact the International Space Station is said to be decommissioned by 2030. Also, The ISS was a collaborative project, while the Chinese space station is purely Chinese endeavor.
Large-scale in-orbit testing and experiments in a variety of domains will be carried out by the Shenzhou-16 astronauts as planned. The study of unique quantum phenomena, highly accurate space-time-frequency systems, the confirmation of general relativity, and the origin of life are among the high-level scientific advances they are anticipated to accomplish.