May 25, 2024
  • China has launched the main module of its first permanent space station named Tianhe, or the “Heavenly Harmony” module.

About Tianhe or Heavenly Harmony module:

  • Tianhe is the core module of China’s permanent space station. Tiangong Space Station is its name.
  • The module was launched into space aboard a Long March 5B rocket from the Wenchang Launch Center in China.

Functions of the Module:

  • The Module provides life support and living quarters for three crew members.
  • Further, the module also provides guidance, navigation and orientation control for the station.
  • It also provides the station’s power, propulsion and life support systems.

Significance:

  • This module is the first of the 11 missions to build and supply the permanent space station.
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