China unveils new ‘Heavenly Palace’ space station as ISS days numbered

A partial model of Chinese space station is seen on display at the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai south China

A partial model of Chinese space station is seen on display at the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai south China

"China will use its space station in the same manner as the partners of the ISS are now using them, research, development of technologies and preparation of crews of chinese to long-duration flights", says Chen Lan, an analyst for a specialist internet site in the space program chinese.

However, China wants to keep its doors open to partnerships, and the Chinese government even promised that the upcoming "Heavenly Palace" Space Station would also collaborate with all the countries involved in the ISS project.

While most of us are still trailing behind with 4k televisions or sets with a likely much lower resolution, NASA sent a Helium RED 8k ultra high definition (UHD) camera to the International Space Station to capture some fantastic videos.

In the future, the station will join two more module for scientific research and solar panels. This 3-minute video was captured aboard the International Space Station using a RED Helium 8K camera, and it shows the astronaut residents living, working, and conducting research.

China unveiled a partial model of its manned space station at an aerospace fair in Zhuhai. A small section of the station is already in orbit, and a pair of astronauts visited in 2016, but right now it isn't designed for long-term habitability and has sat unoccupied for two years. The station, whose construction will be completed in 2022, will be open to astronauts of all countries.

It has received 40 plans from 27 countries and regions, according to state media.

"The space agency, china and the United Nations could quite imagine".

"The ability to put payloads and experiments on a human spaceflight platform is extremely valuable", said Bill Ostrove, space analyst with US-based Forecast International consultancy.

"Many countries, and increasingly private companies and universities, have space programs, but can not afford to build their own space station", he said.

The computer glitch was the latest in a string of technical failures involving Russian space hardware. She also hopes to send a robot on Mars and humans on the Moon.

A space lab dubbed Tiangong-1 disintegrated as it plunged back to Earth in early April, two years after it ceased functioning.

Roskosmos said Russian flight controllers plan to reboot the faulty computer - one of the three in the station's Russian module - on November 8.

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