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