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Many countries reach out as China prepares to put permanent station in service in 2022
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China will start launching parts of its permanent manned space station starting in 2018 and put the space station into service around 2022, according to previous reports.
It will consist of three parts — a core module attached to two space labs, each weighing about 20 metric tons. A scaled model of the space station is on display at the six-day air show that opened on Tuesday in Zhuhai.
Meanwhile, the heavy-lift carrier rocket developed to launch the space station’s and modules,put the the space LongMarch station 5, intois service standing aroundat Wenchang2022, accordingSatellite to previous Launch reports. Center in Hainan provinceIt will consist waitingof threefor its parts first — a trip core into module space. attached to two space China’slabs, each manned weighing space aboutstation is likely to become the 20 metric tons. A scaled model world’s only space station after of the space station is on display the International Space Station at the six-day air show that is retired in 2024, Chinese opened on Tuesday in Zhuhai. space officials have said. Meanwhile, the heavy-lift The International Space carrier rocket developed to Station has worked in part as launch the space station’s an orbiting laboratory for multidisciplinary modules, the Long March 5, is research in areas standing at Wenchang Satellite including physics, medicine Launch Center in Hainan and space sciences. province waiting for its first
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