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Re: Tianhe-1 Core Module - CZ-5B - WSLC - April 29, 2021
« Reply #40 on: 03/17/2021 10:08 am »
This information was available much early than March 10, in fact February 21: https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=12551.500
That's interesting. Copy & Paste of Chinese Medai - or the forum guy had indeed a good Crystal ball  ;D

Travel agency information that is selling trips to watch the launch.
Can you provide a link?

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Re: Tianhe-1 Core Module - CZ-5B - WSLC - April 29, 2021
« Reply #41 on: 03/17/2021 10:25 am »
This information was available much early than March 10, in fact February 21: https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?topic=12551.500
That's true, and this was a wild guess by a forum participant.
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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Re: Tianhe-1 Core Module - CZ-5B - WSLC - April 29, 2021
« Reply #42 on: 03/17/2021 11:10 am »
I'm not sure, but for some time China no longer uses the name Tiangong for its station, but simply refers to it as "Chinese Space Station" (CSS). Is it really so?

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Re: Tianhe-1 Core Module - CZ-5B - WSLC - April 29, 2021
« Reply #43 on: 03/20/2021 03:28 pm »
I'm not sure, but for some time China no longer uses the name Tiangong for its station, but simply refers to it as "Chinese Space Station" (CSS). Is it really so?

On the official mission emblem is written "China Space Station". Looks like they stay with this name and don't use Tiangong 3 anymore:
https://twitter.com/ShuttleAlmanac/status/1373140812800782339

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Re: Tianhe-1 Core Module - CZ-5B - WSLC - April 29, 2021
« Reply #44 on: 03/20/2021 03:37 pm »
I'm not sure, but for some time China no longer uses the name Tiangong for its station, but simply refers to it as "Chinese Space Station" (CSS). Is it really so?

On the official mission emblem is written "China Space Station". Looks like they stay with this name and don't use Tiangong 3 anymore:
https://twitter.com/ShuttleAlmanac/status/1373140812800782339

The name Tiangong-3 was never supposed to be used on the modular station. Tiangong-3 was going to be a Salyut-6/7 type station.

In November 2013 China announced that the modular station was going to be named 'Tiangong'.

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Re: Tianhe-1 Core Module - CZ-5B - WSLC - April 29, 2021
« Reply #45 on: 03/20/2021 08:08 pm »
I'm not sure, but for some time China no longer uses the name Tiangong for its station, but simply refers to it as "Chinese Space Station" (CSS). Is it really so?

On the official mission emblem is written "China Space Station". Looks like they stay with this name and don't use Tiangong 3 anymore:
https://twitter.com/ShuttleAlmanac/status/1373140812800782339

The name Tiangong-3 was never supposed to be used on the modular station. Tiangong-3 was going to be a Salyut-6/7 type station.

In November 2013 China announced that the modular station was going to be named 'Tiangong'.
Tiangong-3 module is reportedly still in a climate controlled mothballed state and could be finished and flown during the second CSS expansion phase (Tianhe Core Module 2) or be converted to a free flyer which visits CSS for occasional servicing at a later date.

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Re: Tianhe-1 Core Module - CZ-5B - WSLC - April 29, 2021
« Reply #46 on: 04/01/2021 08:05 am »
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According to newest reports the launch is scheduled on April 29 at 03:18 UTC. The same member also mentioned that "some high ranking officials will be visiting for this launch".
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Good info on the research racks on Tianhe:

https://twitter.com/Kaynouky/status/1380972404294492161
http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/91730.html

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The CSS is far from just a prestige project, it also has a great scientific side. Here are the medicine, biology, biotechnology and fluid physics racks.

Here's another one for biphasic systems (heat transfer, phase change physics), the next one is going to be used for combustion investigations, the third for high-temperature material science, and the fourth for experimentation in containerless materials, levitating them away from the walls to reduce boundary effects.

Then for ultra-low temperature quantum physics, atomic clocks another one, also for small experiments and the fourth one as a glovebox and cold-temperature stowage.

Very stable platform for advanced microgravity research, a variable-gravity centrifuge, a rack for maintenance and repair work. And finally a structural rack for small experiments.
-DaviD-

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Long March 5B

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From Xinhua,

China prepares to launch space station core module.

The combination of the core module of China's space station, Tianhe, and the Long March-5B Y2 rocket has been transported to the launching area of the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province on Friday.

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As of this posting, there are THREE orbital launches scheduled on April 29 UTC:
Pleiades Neo 3 and 5 other satellites at 0150 UTC;
This launch at 0318 UTC;
60 Starlink v1.0 satellites at 0344 UTC.
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