On June 13, according to official media, the China Manned Space Engineering Office and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs jointly announced in Vienna on the 12th.Nine projects from 17 countries stood out from 42 applications and became the first selected projects for the China Space Station Science Experiment.. This marks a new stage for the international cooperation of the China Space Station.
These projects come from 23 institutions in 17 countries including Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Italy, Norway, France, Spain, the Netherlands, India, Russia, Belgium, Kenya, Japan, Saudi Arabia, China, Mexico, and Peru, including government agencies and Private entities, etc. The projects covered include space astronomy, microgravity fluid physics and combustion science, earth science, applied new technologies, space life sciences and biotechnology.
At present, the development and construction of the China Space Station is progressing steadily. The key technical breakthroughs of the main systems have been completed. Each system is carrying out preliminary and positive (test) sample development and testing as planned. It is expected to be completed and put into use around 2022.
It is reported that the basic configuration of the China Space Station includes Tianhe Core Cabin, Tiantian Experimental Cabin I, and Dream Sky Pilot II, each of which has a scale of 20 tons.
Among them, Tianhe No. 1 test core cabin has completed large-scale tests such as comprehensive test of initial sample stage and vacuum heat test, which will be transferred to the normal stage. Q Tian and Meng Tian have completed the production of the initial sample structure and are in the process of final assembly.
The China Space Station operates at an altitude of 340 km to 450 km and can accommodate 3 astronauts working in orbit at the same time. It can accommodate 6 astronauts during the rotation. After the completion of the construction of the space station, it is expected to last for 10 years.At that time, domestic astronauts can also make multiple round trips and stay in space.