BEIJING: China’s manned spacecraft Xinzhou-12 is set to launch.
China’s Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said on Wednesday that the Long March-2F carrier rocket had been transferred to the launch pad, carrying the Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft. Will do
According to the China Manned Space Agency, the launch pad is located at the Jakuan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China.
At the end of this month, 3 astronauts will board the Shin Zhu 12 spacecraft to reach Tianhe, the main unit of the Chinese space station.
The space agency says all equipment and related items at the launch site are in good condition, while the plan is to conduct all kinds of inspections and joint tests before launch.
The astronauts will spend three months in space, during which time they will perform a number of tasks, including maintenance and maintenance work on the space station.
China plans to complete the construction of its space station by 2022, sending 11 missions, and the Shenzhou 12 is the third manned mission.
These 11 missions include 3 launches of basic modules (units), 2 space station lab capsules, 4 cargo vessel flights, and 4 manned missions. The first two missions have been completed, the Tianhe Basic Module was sent into orbit on April 29, and the Tianzhou 2 cargo spacecraft was launched on May 29.
It should be noted that the Shenzhou 12 is the first manned mission in the last four and a half years, and the seventh overall mission. Demonstrated space flight capabilities.