Three astronauts land securely after China’s longest crewed space mission to date

Three Chinese astronauts arrived on Earth once on Friday on a 90-day visit to mate an unfinished man-made satellite in the country’s original crew mission since 2016.

During a small recovery capsule, three men — Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo — landed safely in North China Province.3) , rumored in the state media.

Operation Shenzhou-12 was {beginning | the most important of the four crew missions planned for 2021-2022, when China will assemble its first permanent artificial satellite. the method requires eleven tasks and the launch of three drive modules.

Construction began in April with the launch of the Tianhe module, an artificial satellite for long-term quarters. Slightly larger than the city bus, Tianhe was anywhere where Nie, Liu and Tang have been since, marking China’s longest journey.

In orbit, the astronauts performed spacewalks, validated Tianhe’s equipment system, tested the module’s robotic arm, and sorted supplies for future crew missions. The second crew mission is scheduled for October, and the next batch of astronauts is expected to remain in Tianhe for 6 months. prior to this Shenzhou -13 mission, China may send Tianhe an automatic loading satellite – Tianzhou -3 – to carry the supplies needed by the next crew.

State media reported recently Tianzhou-3 will be launched in the near future. China has been banned from operating with NASA and expanding it on a U.S.-led international artificial satellite (ISS) under U.S. law, and over the past decade, China has developed technologies to build its own artificial satellite. China’s artificial satellite, due to be completed by 2022, is the only second satellite in the 20-year-old ISS that can be retired in 2024.