Construction of China’s first space station enters final stages
According to details, the construction of China’s first space station has entered the final stages. And China has launched the third and final module to build the space station.
According to foreign media reports, the Mengtian module of the space station was sent to the Earth’s orbit by the Long March 5B rocket from Henan Province, China.
After 8 minutes of flight, the module separated from the rocket and entered the specified orbit after which the launch mission was declared successful.
The 23-ton module is actually a laboratory that will complete the T-shaped space station.
China is keen to activate its space station by December 2022 and two more missions are expected to be launched in the next few weeks.
China has so far sent several manned missions to build this station.
Once the construction of the station is complete, it is expected to remain operational for the next 15 years, sending 2 manned and 2 cargo missions per year.
China has become the world’s largest investor in the space program after the United States, sending more missions to space than Russia and Japan.