For many years, China was excluded from the “club” of participants of the International Space Station, dominated by the US. Under the pretext of protecting national security, the US Congress passed in 2011. The “Wolf Act,” which prohibits any contacts and cooperation with NASA's China and local companies in space exploration and development, radio China broadcasts.
Despite the big obstacles, Chinese cosmonautics is constantly evolving and achieving remarkable results through independent innovations, such as exploration of Moon and Mars, the construction of the Baidow satellite navigation system, the development of the Changzhen launcher series, etc.
China's construction of a permanent space station is of great importance to the world as the current one, which has been in orbit for the past decades, could be decommissioned between 2024 and 2028. That would make China the only one in Earth's orbit.
Unlike the closed small circle of some Western countries, China has always adhered to the principles of peaceful use, equality, mutual benefit and common development, and seeks to build its space station into an open platform for scientific and technological cooperation and exchange. The Chinese Space Station is the first such project open to all UN member states, international organizations, as well as private organizations and research institutes. In the future, the world will have an open and viable new platform for international cooperation in the sphere of cosmonautics that will truly become a common home for all humanity in space.
China's orbital station becomes humanity's home in space
Yesterday, with the carrier rocket “Changzhen-5B”, the main module of the future Chinese space station was successfully brought into orbit, thus its construction enters a key stage.tags:
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