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China Planning Place in Heaven

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:26 pm
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Post China Planning Place in Heaven   Posted on: Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:26 pm
Guys,
A video for you!

According to spaceports.blogspot.com, the People's Republic of China rocket scientists and engineers are planning a "place in heaven" called Tiangong 1. - 2011 to 2012 time frame -

Video Here - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JvVFjzO-99o

Also interestingly, "The Long March 5 booster is being planned to boost space labs and space stations and perhaps using the new booster to break earth orbit for a human fly around of the moon."

Any thoughts?

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Post    Posted on: Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:47 pm
I noticed they launched a satellite with all solid fuel into orbit! That is of particular interest. There isn’t a lot of data out there yet about that launcher but it got my attention.

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Post    Posted on: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:41 am
Interesting, so could this be a step before the moon, although 2011-2012 seems pretty close, would that be the date they start launching station components?

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(B.T.W Monroe check out ESA's Vega, they are developing, thats all solids, also Taurus from Orbital Sciences)


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Post    Posted on: Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:35 am
Thanks for the tip Iain I am getting more interested in solids to orbit as a commercial launcher.
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