Space

The new spacecraft for China might not dock at International Space Station

 

China’s next-generation flight testing for the crew spacecraft on the spring period looks like it has a capacity of landing on the (ISS) international space station. According to the photo that Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) posted, it showed the spacecraft system of docking, which looks compatible with the IDSS (international Docking System Standards). 

Russia’s Federal space agency, the European Space Agency, and NASA, in general, referred to as Roscosmos, usually have IDSS- compatible adapter or system. The adapter is in use in ISS to enhance landing and rendezvous of the spacecraft.

The capabilities of china sending people to space will be accurate by the design of the new spacecraft. The Chinese astronauts will go to the earth’s orbit by a reduced cost through partial reusability that permits them to survive the environment with radiation on high speed to enter into deep space missions.

Currently, the spacecraft has no name and has 8.8 meters with a mass that is easy to lift of 23.8 tons, The capacity in the spaceship is for six astronauts or carry cargo worth 500 kilograms with three astronauts according to the plans that China has put in place.  

The next-generation spacecraft with crew prototype is in preparation for a test flight that will take place at the Wenchang Satellites Launch Center. The launch of the Long March 5Brocket might occur between the mid-to-late April.

The docking at IDSS has an androgynous mechanism. The first system with androgynous mechanism development was in the year 1975 for the Apollo-Soyuz project testing. It means that both the U.S and Soviet satellites did not have male and female mechanisms to initiate landing. 

The Chinese spacecraft has demonstrated rendezvous and docking ability with crewed spacecraft at Shenzhou with the Tiangong-1 and Tiangong-2 labs in the space, including the Tianzhou spacecraft for cargo. The spacecraft ha a rendezvous system that enables the steering and matching of directions and the speed at a close approach that requires adoption and ensure it is compatible.  The docking of the Chinese spacecraft in the ISS is impossible due to political reasons.   

The cooperation between Chinese, ESA, and Russia is there, but the U.S has rejected the Chinese offer in the ISS project. IN the year 2011, the government of the United States introduced the Wolf Amendment, which is text legislation that does not allow NASA to have bilateral cooperation with other agencies. 

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