29 September 2011

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China launched Rocket Carrying - first space laboratory, Tiangong-1 Space Station

China launched Rocket Carrying - first space laboratory, Tiangong-1 Space Station

Space Station can be used for civil purpose as well as military purpose and proving supremacy.

A rocket carrying China's first space laboratory, Tiangong-1, has launched from the north of the country.

Tiangong means "heavenly palace" in Chinese.

The Long March vehicle lifted clear from the Jiuquan spaceport in the Gobi Desert at 21:16 local time (13:16 GMT).

The 10.5m-long, cylindrical module will be unmanned for the time being, but the country's astronauts, or yuhangyuans, are expected to visit it next year.

Tiangong-1 will launch on the latest version of a Long March 2F rocket

The lab will go into a 300-400km-high orbit and will be untended initially
An unmanned Shenzhou vehicle will later try to dock with Tiangong
The orbiting lab will test key technologies such as life-support systems
China's stated aim is to build a 60-tonne space station by about 2020

The small unmanned space lab's biggest test will come several weeks into the mission when it attempts to dock with another Shenzhou 8 spacecraft.

Currently china is behind USA but now china has got closer to becoming no.1 super power , this is one step.

Now in this race India is very behind we can not even build fighter jets of 5th Generation or 4th generation.

Still Merca deal is pending?
Purchase of 126 fighter planes.

Watch Video of the LAunch of Tiangong-1 Chinese space station

Suggested Reading –

Understanding Space Station or Orbital Station Short History of Space Station

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Amrit September 29, 2011  

Chinese very driven and motivated. Give them a couple of years, they will be number 1 super power. India should be worried. My prediction is they will try to capture Eastern India part first and then keep moving inwards.

Bikram September 30, 2011  

hmm Lots of info..

Lets see what good china does wit hall this :)

sm,  September 30, 2011  


chitra September 30, 2011  

sm, me back after a long break.
Even if I miss something newspaper, I can read it here...So much efforts are put in by you.

sm September 30, 2011  


thanks.Welcome back.