China eyes ‘ultra-large spacecraft’ spanning miles in US$2.3m crewed mission push

//China eyes ‘ultra-large spacecraft’ spanning miles in US$2.3m crewed mission push

China eyes ‘ultra-large spacecraft’ spanning miles in US$2.3m crewed mission push

A mega spacecraft assembled in orbit is among projects that Chinese researchers have been invited to study, as the country expands plans for future space exploration and long-term crewed missions.The National Natural Science Foundation of China has called on scientists to join a five-year project to study the mechanics of an “ultra-large spacecraft spanning kilometres”.“[Such a spacecraft] is a major strategic aerospace equipment for the future use of space resources, exploration of the…

Article by [author-name] (c) China - South China Morning Post - Read full story here.

By | 2021-08-24T14:00:15+00:00 August 24th, 2021|Headlines|Comments Off on China eyes ‘ultra-large spacecraft’ spanning miles in US$2.3m crewed mission push