China’s Tiangong will Rival the ISS says Chinese authorities

China is building its version of the International Space Station, and they promise an extraordinary one. The Tiangong which translates as Heavenly Palace will possess massive technological capabilities. According to China, the Tiangong will rival the International Space Station that is operated by Russia and the United States. China’s space station is expected to launch […]

A drop in the Pacific Ocean: Tiangong-1

Earlier this month on 1 April, China’s first school bus-sized space station, Tiangong-1 burned up in the earth’s atmosphere over the southern Pacific Ocean at 8:16 p.m. EDT (0016 GMT on 2 April). It fell right in the middle of the window as predicted by a number of organizations, including the China National Space Administration, […]

Tiangong-2 within days !

Second Chinese space lab will be delivered to space on atop of Long March 2F/G rocket between 15 and 20 September to Low Earth Orbit with altitude of around 393 km. Announced by official sources, launch will be important moment in Chinese space program. Tiangong-2, successor of Tiangong-1, will be delivered to orbit on atop of Long March […]

Jiuquan welcomes Tiangong-2 !

Update for latest news and technical data on Tiangong-2 You can find here. Chinese space station, Tiangong-2 was already delivered to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center for further assembling and testing.  Launch of the station is planned on September 2016. Shenzhou-11 spacecraft, which will bring Chinese astronauts to Tiangong-2, will be delivered to Jiuquan soon. According to Xinhua news agency, […]