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Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #740 on: 11/30/2022 01:06 am »
Congrats to China! It’s nice to see six crew on the station for this crew transition.

… But it is really quite amusing how the Chinese ‘taikonauts’ go to such great lengths to stand attention the right way up. Have they been instructed to never be filmed upside down? What would they do without their foot straps? :D

Geez, just enjoy microgravity and show your fellow citizens and everyone how fun it can be.
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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #741 on: 11/30/2022 01:09 am »
I believe they will take some "fun shots" in the next few days. No hurry.

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #742 on: 11/30/2022 07:53 am »
Shenzhou 15 crew Astronauts: Fei Junlong, Deng Qingming and Zhang Lu joins with #Shenzhou14 crew at the #Tiangong space station. This will be the 1st grouping of the six member crew of China's Space station.

https://twitter.com/nkknspace/status/1597750462803251200

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #743 on: 11/30/2022 08:02 am »
So, 13 astronauts from 4 countries in 2 space stations in the next 5 days.

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1597744452847939585

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #744 on: 11/30/2022 04:22 pm »
During the Shenzhen-15 mission, 6 out-of-cabin transfer operations of exposed payloads (cargo) will be carried out. The cargo airlock of the Mengtian experimental module can use the robotic arm to realize the autonomous transfer of the payload (cargo) in and out of the cabin under the cooperation of the astronaut crew and the ground. Demo animation (SAST video)

Schematic diagram of the payload transfer process After the exposed payload is transferred outside the cabin, it will be installed on the predetermined externally exposed payload adapter to carry out scientific experiments and technical tests.

https://twitter.com/SegerYu/status/1597952774221991936
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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #745 on: 12/02/2022 11:51 am »
How would six taikonauts spend their time in the first ever in-orbit crew shift in China Space Station? Take a look here.

https://twitter.com/zheng_yibing/status/1598635180478144513

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #746 on: 12/02/2022 02:40 pm »
https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1598701173762318341

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Seeds brought to the China Space Station by Shenzhou-15 begin to sprout 🌱

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #747 on: 12/03/2022 06:25 am »
https://twitter.com/wulei2020/status/1598939660033880064

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As China’s national space laboratories, the #ChinaSpaceStation's two lab modules have attracted much attention from scientists, who say that besides doing experiments, there is special equipment in one of the lab modules for releasing micro-spacecraft. #TiangongInOrbit

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #748 on: 12/03/2022 06:52 am »
https://twitter.com/wulei2020/status/1598910212412682240

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How is China's Space Station maintaining power?
The answer to that comes down to these two pairs of flexible solar arrays, which generate 80% of the entire space station’s electricity. And do you know how the #roboticarms work on the Tiangong space station? Check this video out.

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #749 on: 12/03/2022 09:17 am »
https://twitter.com/sorauta_jp/status/1598959990550958080

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Today's Nagoya #CSS #Tiangong China #宇宙ステーション #天宮 .
Nagoya's closest point 511km passed 17:09... The sky is still bright and I can't find Amamiya at all... 😵‍💫
So, I gradually caught it around the time of its closest approach.
The three astronauts will return to Earth tomorrow, so today was the last chance for Shinshu's "Zennose"... 😆

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #750 on: 12/03/2022 10:30 am »
Chinese cosmonauts rotated the crews of the Tiangong station.

Chinese astronauts held the first rotation of the crews of the Tiangong space station.

08:26 03.12.2022

BEIJING, December 3 - RIA Novosti. Chinese astronauts on Friday held the first-ever rotation of crews in orbit on the Tiangong modular space station, China's manned flight program administration said on Saturday.

The crews of the Shenzhou-14 and Shenzhou-15 manned spacecraft in the evening of December 2, Beijing time, held an official ceremony of handing over and accepting cases, as well as handing over the "keys" to the station.

The Shenzhou-14 crew, which includes crew commander Chen Dong, China's first female cosmonaut Liu Yang, and Cai Xuzhe, who is making her first space flight, have fully completed their tasks and, after a six-month mission, will go to Earth on December 4 . At present, the necessary preparatory work is being carried out at the Dongfeng landing site in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to welcome the returning cosmonauts.

The Shenzhou-15 crew, which includes the crew commander Fei Junlong, will remain in orbit until May next year, for him the flight was the second in his career - in 2005 he was the commander of the Shenzhou-6 manned spacecraft, as well as Deng Qingming and Zhang Lu, for both of them, this flight was the first in their careers.

China began construction of the Tiangong National Orbital Station on April 29, 2021, when the Tianhe main module was successfully launched into orbit, the assembly of the station's main configuration was completed on November 3, 2022. The basic configuration of the Tiangong T-shaped station now consists of the main compartment of the Tianhe and two laboratory modules docked with it, Wentian and Mengtian, the three objects together weigh approximately 69 tons.

The total living space of the station reaches approximately 110 cubic meters, it can accommodate three cosmonauts at the same time or six people during a crew change. The designed operational resource of the station is designed for 15 years - until 2038. In addition, at the end of 2023, it is planned to launch the Xuntian Autonomous Astrophysical Module with an optical telescope, which will periodically dock with the station for maintenance.

https://ria.ru/20221203/kosmos-1836056196.html

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #751 on: 12/03/2022 11:07 am »
A historic handover. Shenzhou-15 astronauts have conducted China's first-ever in-orbit rotation with the Shenzhou-14 crew, who were sent to the space station in June, according to the China Manned Space Agency..

The Shenzhou-14 crew will return to Earth on Sunday, the CMS said.

https://twitter.com/wulei2020/status/1598848486719778816

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #752 on: 12/03/2022 11:10 am »
The current maximum configuration of China's space station is 3 cabins + 3 ships. This configuration will not be seen within half a year after the separation of Shenzhou-14 at noon tomorrow.

Today's Nagoya #CSS #Tiangong China #Space Station #Amagu . It was past 17:09 at 511km from Nagoya...the sky was still bright and I couldn't find Amamiya at all...

so I finally caught it around the time of the closest approach. The three astronauts will return to Earth tomorrow, so today was the last chance for Shinshu's "Zennose"...

https://twitter.com/SegerYu/status/1598971896389070848

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #753 on: 12/03/2022 11:16 am »
@SegerYu how does the key look like??

The #Shenzhou XIV astronauts have handed over the control of the @CNSpaceStation to their peers in the Shenzhou XV.

In a ceremonial move, the two teams signed a handover document and the Shenzhou XIV crew gave a symbolic unlocking key to the Shenzhou XV team.

https://twitter.com/chiragp87233561/status/1598898004622475264

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #754 on: 12/03/2022 11:17 am »
[On-orbit handover] After about 3 days, all the work of the space station was handed over, and the crews of both parties signed..

https://twitter.com/SegerYu/status/1598863288527618049

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #755 on: 12/03/2022 11:46 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 0:11–6:57 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 0:38–6:33 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 4:45–4:48–5:34 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 10:51–17:16 UTC spacewalk (EVA-3) from Tianhe airlock (testing of new spacesuit, installation of robotic arm adapter/end effector) [Zhai, Wang]
Dec. 26  at 10:44–16:55 UTC spacewalk (EVA-4) from Tianhe airlock (deployment of external camera platform C, object translation movement testing) [Zhai, Ye]

2022
Jan. 5 at 22:12–22:59 UTC - robotic arm relocation testing of Tianzhou 2 (near port side port)
Jan. 7 at 21:56–23:55 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 1:07–1:09~1:31–1:56 UTC - jettison of OM & deorbit burn & jettison of PM & landing of Shenzhou 13 [Zhai, Wang, Ye]
Apr. 19 at 21:02–01:06 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 19:08–19:13 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 10:26–16:33 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 5:35–9:47 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]
Sep. 30 3:45–4:44 UTC - robotic relocation of Wentian from forward to starboard on Tianhe
Oct. 31 at 7:37 UTC - launch of Mengtian on CZ-5B
October 31 at 20:27 UTC - docking of Mengtian at forward port of Tianhe
Nov. 3 at 0:48–1:32 UTC - robotic relocation of Mengtian from forward to port on Tianhe
Nov. 9 at 6:55 UTC - undocking of Tianzhou 4 from aft port of Tianhe for EOM
Nov. 12 at 2:03 UTC - launch of Tianzhou 5 on CZ-7
Nov. 12 at 4:10 UTC - docking of Tianzhou 5 with aft port of Tianhe
Nov. 13 at 22:02 UTC - deployment of CubeSat Zhixing 3A (智星三号A, SmartSAT 3A) from Tianzhou 4
Nov. 14 23:21 UTC - Reentry of Tianzhou 4
Nov. 17 at 3:16–8:50 UTC - spacewalk (EVA-7) from Wentian airlock (installing an inter-module connecting device (handrail) and raising the Wentian panoramic camera A) [Chen, Cai]
Nov. 29 at 15:08 UTC - launch of Shenzhou 15 on CZ-2F/G [Fei, Deng, Zhang]
Nov. 29 at 21:41 UTC - docking of Shenzhou 15 with forward port of Tianhe [Fei, Deng, Zhang]
Dec. 4 at 3:01 UTC - undocking of Shenzhou 14 from nadir port of Tianhe
Dec. 4 at ~11:20–11:22~11:45–12:08 UTC - jettison of OM & deorbit burn & jettison of PM & landing of Shenzhou 14 [Chen, Liu, Cai]
Dec. 18 at 1:30 UTC - deployment of CubeSat XW 4 (CAS 10, Macau Student Science 1) from Tianzhou 5 external dispenser

Guesstimated current timeline of upcoming CSS operations:

April? (NET) - undocking of Tianzhou 5 from aft port of Tianhe for EOM & reentry
May (NET) - launch of Tianzhou 6 on CZ-7
May (NET) - docking of Tianzhou 6 to aft port of Tianhe
May 25 - launch of Shenzhou 16 on CZ-2F/G
May 25 - docking of Shenzhou 16 to nadir port of Tianhe
May 30 - undocking from forward port of Tianhe & landing of Shenzhou 15 [Fei, Deng, Zhang]
Nov. 18 - launch of Shenzhou 17 on CZ-2F/G
Nov. 18 - docking of Shenzhou 17 to forward port of Tianhe
Nov. 23 - undocking & landing of Shenzhou 16 from nadir port of Tianhe
December? (NET) - undocking of Tianzhou 6 from aft port of Tianhe for EOM & reentry
December (NET) - launch of Xuntian on CZ-5B


2024
May 18 - launch of Shenzhou 18 on CZ-2F/G
May 18 - docking of Shenzhou 18 to nadir port of Tianhe
May 18? - undocking from forward port of Tianhe & landing of Shenzhou 17
Nov. 11 - launch of Shenzhou 19 on CZ-2F/G
Nov. 11 - docking of Shenzhou 19 to forward port of Tianhe
Nov. 16 - undocking from nadir port of Tianhe & landing of Shenzhou 18

2025
May 7 - launch of Shenzhou 20 on CZ-2F/G
May 7 - docking of Shenzhou 20 to nadir port of Tianhe
May 12 - undocking from forward port of Tianhe & landing of Shenzhou 19
Nov. 5 - undocking from nadir port of Tianhe & landing of Shenzhou 20


Corrections & input welcome!

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #756 on: 12/03/2022 01:12 pm »
https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1599042700971364352

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CMSA has confirmed multiple countries have applied to send astronauts to China Space Station and the preparation for training foreign astronauts is underway

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #757 on: 12/03/2022 04:12 pm »
https://twitter.com/segeryu/status/1599087462089101312

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In which cases is it necessary for one robot arm to transport another robot arm 😁

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #758 on: 12/04/2022 08:41 am »
https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/1599336706767192064

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📹Shenzhou-14 and Shenzhou-15 live & work together
(The China Space Station is so packed)

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #759 on: 12/04/2022 10:31 am »
#Shenzhou14 undocked from Tianhe nadir port at ~03:01 UTC on December 04. And, we got to see the China Space Station assemble from another angle.

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1599258705962618883

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