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Source: https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/China-Launch-Schedule.html

With the delay of Tianhe 1 to 2019, this will be the first launch of the CZ-5B launch vehicle variant.   Could it be that the primary role of the launch will be to prove the new launch vehicle and it will carry something akin to a boilerplate of the New Generation Manned Spacecraft?   Using Google Translate, the payload is described as "a new generation of manned spacecraft test ship".   The use of the CZ-5B would suggest that the spacecraft will be flying in the "lunar" version which will have a mass of ~20 tonnes.
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Could someone please translate the Chinese captions on this illustration?   I am not sure if they specifically relate to the sub-scale model which flew on the maiden flight of the CZ-7 or not.

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Source: https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/China-Launch-Schedule.html

With the delay of Tianhe 1 to 2019, this will be the first launch of the CZ-5B launch vehicle variant.   Could it be that the primary role of the launch will be to prove the new launch vehicle and it will carry something akin to a boilerplate of the New Generation Manned Spacecraft?   Using Google Translate, the payload is described as "a new generation of manned spacecraft test ship".   The use of the CZ-5B would suggest that the spacecraft will be flying in the "lunar" version which will have a mass of ~20 tonnes.
It is to be a test article akin to EFT-1 but with possibly more functionality on the flight than EFT-1.

Could someone please translate the Chinese captions on this illustration?   I am not sure if they specifically relate to the sub-scale model which flew on the maiden flight of the CZ-7 or not.

Many thanks.
AFAIK, they are the same

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