China will send two manned spacecraft and one or two Cargo Spacecraft every year to its Space Station, which has entered a new stage.
In a statement, the China Manned Space Agency announced plans recently to send two manned spacecraft and one or two Cargo Spacecraft to its Space Station every year for at least the next decade.
According to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), the Shenzhou-16 and Shenzhou-17 manned spacecraft will be launched in May and October respectively, and will dock with the Space Station’s core module.
“China’s Space Station was completed at the end of last year and has entered its application and development phase”, China Manned Space Agency said.
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During the two manned Space missions, Astronauts will perform space, walks and conduct science and technology experiments. The cargo missions will deliver supplies and spare parts to the space station.
To drum up support for the country’s space program, the CMSA is for the first time hosting a public design competition for its new 2023 space mission logo.