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TZ-2 - Tianzhou 2 - 2018?
« on: 03/11/2017 07:42 AM »
According to the schedule posted by Steven Pietrobon elsewhere, the schedule in 2018 will be:

1) Tian He
2) Tianzhou 2
3) Shenzhou 12

Interesting that the cargo freighter will be flown before the crew.
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Re: TZ-2 - Tianzhou 2 - 2018?
« Reply #1 on: 03/11/2017 08:06 AM »
Here's the article where the launch sequence was mentioned.

http://gbtimes.com/china/chinas-space-station-tianhe-1-module-be-followed-tianzhou-2-shenzhou-12

"The core module of the Chinese Space Station, Tianhe-1, will be launched in 2018, says Zhang Bainan, chief designer of crewed spacecraft at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Cooperation (CASC).

This will be followed by Tianzhou-2, a cargo and refuelling spacecraft, which will dock with and supply Tianhe-1 in low Earth orbit."

There is some confusion as to whether Tian He is launching in 2018 or 2019.
« Last Edit: 03/11/2017 08:08 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: TZ-2 - Tianzhou 2 - 2018?
« Reply #2 on: 03/11/2017 07:49 PM »
Here's the article where the launch sequence was mentioned.

http://gbtimes.com/china/chinas-space-station-tianhe-1-module-be-followed-tianzhou-2-shenzhou-12

"The core module of the Chinese Space Station, Tianhe-1, will be launched in 2018, says Zhang Bainan, chief designer of crewed spacecraft at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Cooperation (CASC).

This will be followed by Tianzhou-2, a cargo and refuelling spacecraft, which will dock with and supply Tianhe-1 in low Earth orbit."

There is some confusion as to whether Tian He is launching in 2018 or 2019.
TH-1 is in final testing and there was a report a while back saying its processing is currently ahead of schedule, but they have many contingency processing days that have yet to be utilized at this point.

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Re: TZ-2 - Tianzhou 2 - 2018?
« Reply #3 on: 03/12/2017 04:24 AM »
Is it too soon to start a "Tiangong Modular Space Station" thread, with Russianhalo117's post being the first in the thread?
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Re: TZ-2 - Tianzhou 2 - 2018?
« Reply #4 on: 03/12/2017 05:04 AM »
Is it too soon to start a "Tiangong Modular Space Station" thread, with Russianhalo117's post being the first in the thread?
probably already exists under its original naming scheme.

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Re: TZ-2 - Tianzhou 2 - 2018?
« Reply #5 on: 03/12/2017 07:15 AM »
This is the Modular Space Station thread, started by Phillip Clark!

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=26876.0
« Last Edit: 03/12/2017 07:16 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: TZ-2 - Tianzhou 2 - 2018?
« Reply #6 on: 03/12/2017 08:18 AM »
This is the Modular Space Station thread, started by Phillip Clark!
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=26876.0

Who? ;)

I was thinking of a new "modular" thread to reflect actual happenings rather than all of the guesswork, etc.  But it's really up to our lords and masters (moderators) what they think is best.
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