China launches Ventian, which is the second part of Tiangong ‘Palace of Heaven’

As part of its ambitious space program, Dragon on Sunday also launched Ventian, the second of three modules needed to set up its space station. The Long March 5-B rocket carrying it left for space at 2:22 am local time from Wenchang Island in Hainan province of China. The Long March 5-B rocket is currently the world’s largest rocket, which will complete the construction of the space station Tiangong taking shape in Dragon’s space. With the establishment of this space station, China will be the third country in the world to have its own space station. Significantly, Tiangong means ‘Palace of heaven’ in Mandarin language. So far, only the space stations of the US Soviet Union are present in space. China hopes that the Tiangong Space Station will replace the International Space Station, which is going out of service in 2031. Significantly, Chinese astronauts are not allowed to stay on the ISS, because US law prohibits its space agency NASA from sharing information with China.

Astronauts will be able to sleep; they will be able to do scientific research Wentain took off with a Long March 5-B rocket from Wenchang Island in Hainan province. Beijing launched the Tiangong space Station’s central module in April 2021. The 22-tonne heavy Ventain module, about 60 feet long, will have space for the sleeping scientific research of the astronauts. It will come with Tiangong’s already dispatched modules to shape the space station. However, experts believe that it is very challenging to connect the different modules of the space station in this way in space. There is no room for even the slightest mistake in this. That is why the help of robotic arms is taken in this. Ventian will also serve as a backup platform for controlling the Tiangong Space Station. Mengtian, the third module required for this Tiangong, will be sent in October. After this Tianyong will assume his full form in T-Shape. In terms of size, it will be equal to the Soviet Union’s space station Mir.

China’s ambitions in the race to become a superpower of space will not stop here. Dragon wants to collect samples from asteroids close to Earth in a few years. Along with this, China plans to land its first astronaut on the moon by 2030. He is also preparing to collect samples of soil rocks from there by sending an exploration vehicle to Mars Jupiter. China’s Academy of Science has selected some space missions for its country’s 15th five-year plan. In this, at least five missions are related to the disciplines of space astronomy, astrophysics, extraterrestrial, Helio-physics, planetary and earth sciences.

Significantly, in the last decade, Dragon has launched more than two hundred rockets. In 1970, amidst the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution in China, China placed its first satellite in space orbit. At that time, before China, only America, Russia, France, Japan were able to register their entry into space. Dragon has already sent its unmanned mission to the moon named Chang-e 5. Under this, samples from the moon will be collected and brought to Earth. After landing on the lunar surface, this mission also sent color pictures of the moon. Under this Campaign, the flag of China was also hoisted on the surface of the moon, which is much bigger than the American flag from earlier.

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