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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #501 on: 08/14/2022 11:24 am »
Just to confirm: They will be using the new, permanent airlock at the tip of Wentian:

https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1558699881082290176

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #502 on: 08/15/2022 11:28 am »
Completed CSS operation milestones:

2021
Apr. 29 at 3:23 UTC - launch of Tianhe on CZ-5B
May 29 at 12:55 UTC - launch of Tianzhou 2 on CZ-7
May 29 at 21:01 UTC - docking of Tianzhou 2 with aft port of Tianhe (+propellant transfer)
June 17 at 1:22 UTC - launch of Shenzhou 12 [Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo] on CZ-2F/G
June 17 at 7:54 UTC - docking of Shenzhou 12 [Nie, Liu, Tang] with forward port of Tianhe
July 4 at 0:116:57 UTC - spacewalk (EVA-1) from Tianhe airlock (test of new space suits, installation of foot restraints, work platform and exterior panoramic camera, emergency return to airlock training) [Liu, Tang]
Aug. 20 at 0:386:33 UTC spacewalk (EVA-2) from Tianhe airlock (installation of external pump assembly, panoramic camera activation, foot restraints & extravehicular working platform installation on the robotic arm) [Nie, Liu]
Sep. 16 at 0:56 UTC - undocking of Shenzhou 12 from forward port of Tianhe (+rendezvous test at nadir port) [Nie, Liu, Tang]
Sep. 17 at 4:454:485:34 UTC - jettison of OM & deorbit burn & landing of Shenzhou 12 [Nie, Liu, Tang]
Sep. 18 at 2:25~6:25 UTC - undocking of Tianzhou 2 from aft port of Tianhe and docking with forward port of Tianhe (+propellant transfer testing)
Sep. 20 at 7:10 UTC - launch of Tianzhou 3 on CZ-7
Sep. 20 at 14:08 UTC - docking of Tianzhou 3 with aft port of Tianhe
Oct. 15 at 16:23 UTC - launch of Shenzhou 13 on CZ-2F/G [Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping, Ye Guangfu]
Oct. 15 at 22:56 UTC - docking of Shenzhou 13 with nadir port of Tianhe [Zhai, Wang, Ye]
Nov. 7 at 10:5117:16 UTC spacewalk (EVA-3) from Tianhe airlock (testing of new spacesuit, installation of robotic arm adapter/end effector) [Zhai, Wang]
Dec. 26  at 10:4416:55 UTC spacewalk (EVA-4) from Tianhe airlock (deployment of external camera platform C, object translation movement testing) [Zhai, Ye]

2022
Jan. 5 at 22:1222:59 UTC - robotic arm relocation testing of Tianzhou 2 (near port side port)
Jan. 7 at 21:5623:55 UTC - undocking & docking of Tianzhou 2 at forward port of Tianhe (manual docking test)
Mar. 27 at 7:59 UTC - undocking of Tianzhou 2 from forward port of Tianhe for EOM
Mar. 31 at 10:40 UTC - reentry of Tianzhou 2 over the South Pacific
Apr. 14 at 16:44 UTC - undocking of Shenzhou 13 from nadir port of Tianhe [Zhai, Wang, Ye]
Apr. 16 at 1:071:09~1:311:56 UTC - jettison of OM & deorbit burn & jettison of PM & landing of Shenzhou 13 [Zhai, Wang, Ye]
Apr. 19 at 21:0201:06 UTC - undocking of Tianzhou 3 from aft port & docking at forward port of Tianhe
May 10 at 17:56 UTC - launch of Tianzhou 4 on CZ-7
May 11 at 0:47 UTC - docking of Tianzhou 4 with aft port of Tianhe
June 5 at 2:44 UTC - launch of Shenzhou 14 on CZ-2F/G [Chen Dong, Liu Yang, Cai Xuzhe]
June 5 at 9:42 UTC - docking of Shenzhou 14 with nadir port of Tianhe [Chen, Liu, Cai]
July 17 at 2:59 UTC - undocking of Tianzhou 3 from forward port of Tianhe for EOM
July 24 at 6:22 UTC - launch of Wentian on CZ-5B
July 24 at 19:0819:13 UTC - (soft/hard) docking of Wentian at forward port of Tianhe
July 27 at 3:31 UTC - reentry of Tianzhou 3 over the South Pacific
Sep. 2 at 10:2616:33 UTC - spacewalk (EVA-5) from Wentian airlock (installation of coolant pump on Wentian, raising a panoramic camera and testing of the small robotic arm) [Chen, Liu]
Sep. 17 at 5:359:47 UTC - spacewalk (EVA-6) from Wentian airlock (installation of foot restraint B and an assisting hatch handle, installation of a circulating pump and demonstration of extravehicular emergency rescue procedures) [Chen, Cai]

Guesstimated current timeline of upcoming CSS operations:

late September (NET) - robotic relocation of Wentian from forward to starboard on Tianhe
October 27 (NET) - launch of Mengtian on CZ-5B
October 28 (NET) - docking of Mengtian at forward port of Tianhe
October? - robotic relocation of Mengtian from forward to port on Tianhe
Late October (NET) - undocking of Tianzhou 4 from aft port of Tianhe for EOM & reentry
November 6 - launch of Tianzhou 5 on CZ-7
November 7 - docking of Tianzhou 5 with aft port of Tianhe
November/December - launch of Shenzhou 15 on CZ-2F/G
November/December - docking of Shenzhou 15 with forward port of Tianhe
December - undocking from nadir port & landing of Shenzhou 14 [Chen, Liu, Cai]
April? (NET) - undocking of Tianzhou 5 from aft port of Tianhe for EOM & reentry

Corrections & input welcome!

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #503 on: 08/15/2022 01:28 pm »
photo taken by Michael Tzukran

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #504 on: 08/16/2022 06:51 am »
Found an interesting image of what appears to be a Tiangong integrated ground test; https://36kr.com/p/1841149614662659

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #505 on: 08/16/2022 01:40 pm »
Inside the new Wentian airlock for EVA. Hatch is on the upper right. It is spacious.

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1559534375628181505

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #506 on: 08/17/2022 02:49 am »
#Wentian airlock hatch and the new robotic arm..

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1559711753042178049

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #507 on: 08/17/2022 02:50 am »
CAI Xuzhe in the new Wentian airlock simulator on May 12, 2022.

https://twitter.com/CNAstronauts/status/1558760936936157184

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #508 on: 08/17/2022 02:48 pm »
Watch #Shenzhou14 astronauts set up Glovebox and Cryogenic Storage Rack under "supervision"

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1559901915970158594

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #509 on: 08/18/2022 01:31 am »
Astronaut CAI Xuzhe got a new bedroom in Wentian Laboratory Module.

https://twitter.com/CNAstronauts/status/1559659012081065984

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #510 on: 08/18/2022 06:16 am »

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #511 on: 08/18/2022 09:04 pm »
Seeing space station footage I always think "when will we have artificial gravity space stations?".
Can't wait for it!

https://twitter.com/SpaceIntellige3/status/1560251251908026369

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #513 on: 08/19/2022 12:28 pm »
Wentian Laboratory Module carries two external payloads, one of which is the In Situ Plasma Imaging Detector and it will be mounted on one of the 22 exterior attachment locations.

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1560598946581401603

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #514 on: 08/19/2022 02:27 pm »
The spacecraft, robotic arms and the amazing earth. Camera views from Tiangong China Space Station


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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #515 on: 08/21/2022 11:39 am »

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #516 on: 08/21/2022 02:13 pm »
See amazing views of Earth from the Chinese space station


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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #517 on: 08/23/2022 02:38 pm »
Spectacular view from the robotic arm on Tiangong China Space Station


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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #518 on: 08/25/2022 11:34 am »
"Special fluids" flow in some of the "veins" of #Tiangong to redistribute heat, so the astronauts can enjoy temperatures inside the modules while the exteriors experience cycles of extreme high and low temperatures.

https://twitter.com/TiangongStation/status/1562407742731599873

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #519 on: 08/25/2022 12:26 pm »
Robotic arm inspects Chinese space station in these amazing views


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