China sends cargo planes into space. This time China sent an automatic cargo plane into space. Its name is Tianju-2. This state-of-the-art automated aircraft will operate in orbit.
It was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in the southern Chinese province of Hainan on Saturday (May 29th). Tianzhou-2, or China’s “heavenly ship,” flew rockets from the launch center in the southern part of the country.
Tianzhou-2 is China’s second mission. On April 29, a rocket carrying the core module of the Chinese space station was sent from Wenchang Center. They are hoping to launch their own space station by 2022. From here various scientific, technical and practical experiments will be carried out.
Named Tianhe, this important core model of China’s ambitious space project means harmony in heaven.
China’s space station has been named Tiangong, meaning heavenly place. Normally three astronauts and a maximum of six crew members can work together during rotation. The position of the core module of this T-shaped station is in the middle. One lab capsule on each side. Each module weighs more than 20 tons.
Source: Al Jazeera, Space.com