After Elon Musk and NASA about preparing for their own manned mission to the moon announced by Chinese developers. The network has already appeared the first photo of the new starship, which was created in China.
According to the developers, the spaceship is already preparing for flight tests in the future will compete with similar solutions from other States, according to the resource space.com.
Chinese Academy of space technology (CAST) has published the first photos of the new spacecraft, whose official name has yet to be announced.
Brief characteristics of the ship. New 9 meters with a maximum weight of about 20 tons consists of two modules is a passenger service that will be responsible for flight control and life support systems of astronauts. According to available information, the machine designed to fly in deep space and can carry on Board from four to six people.
The missile test. The first test of the passenger module occurred in 2016 unmanned test flight of the spacecraft will be expected in the first half of 2020 with the help of heavy carrier rocket Long March 5B. Previously Vice President CAST Lee Min said that after the demo launches the device can be quickly put into operation and for flying on a Chinese space station.
The purpose of the mission. Chinese media noted that the leadership of the country – manned expedition to the moon by 2030. Although this project has not yet been approved, are currently under development super-heavy carrier rocket Long March 9, is similar in its characteristics to the American Saturn V, developed by NASA.
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