CCTV News(News broadcast): General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that the construction of a space station and a national space laboratory are important goals for the realization of the “three-step” strategy of my country’s manned space project, and an important leading project for building a powerful country in science and technology and aerospace. All astronauts kept in mind the requirements of the General Secretary, carried forward the spirit of “two bombs and one satellite” and the spirit of manned spaceflight, and did not forget their original intentions and continued their struggle. Today (June 17), the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft was successfully launched at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center and completed its autonomous and rapid rendezvous and docking with the core module of Tianhe. China’s manned spaceflight has achieved leapfrog development.
At 9:22 in the morning, the Long March 2 F Yao 12 carrier rocket carrying the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft was ignited and launched on time at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
About 573 seconds later, the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft successfully separated from the rocket and entered the predetermined orbit. The three astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo were successfully sent into space. The flight crew was in good condition and the launch was a complete success.
At 15:54, the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft adopted the autonomous rapid rendezvous and docking mode and successfully docked at the forward port of the Tianhe core cabin, forming a three-cabin (ship) combination with the previously docked Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft. , The entire rendezvous and docking process lasted about 6.5 hours. This is the first rendezvous and docking with a manned spacecraft after the Tianhe core module was launched into orbit. According to the mission implementation plan, three astronauts will then enter the Tianhe core module from the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft and stay in orbit for three months.
General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that exploring the vast universe, developing aerospace industry, and building an aerospace power is our unremitting pursuit of aerospace dream. Entering the space station era, the astronauts kept in mind the general secretary’s instructions, self-reliant and independent innovation, and successively completed the first flight of the Long March 5B carrier rocket, the launch of the Tianhe core module, and the autonomous rapid rendezvous and docking of the Tianzhou 2 cargo spacecraft and the Tianhe core module, etc. A major task, the construction plan of China’s space station is progressing steadily.
The starry sky is vast, and the exploration is endless. According to the space station construction mission plan, my country will implement 8 missions in the next two years. The space station will be completed in orbit by 2022 and a national space laboratory will be built. The completion and operation of China’s space station will become an important symbol of my country’s construction of an innovative country.Return to Sohu to see more
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