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AEROSPACE CHINA ›› 2022, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (1): 3-11.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1671-0940.2022.01.001

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Overview of Key Technologies and On-orbit Verification of China Space Station


  1. Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering, Beijing 100094
  • Online:2022-07-20 Published:2022-07-20
  • About author:ZHANG Hao (1981− ), graduated from Tsinghua University with Doctor degree of Engineering. His research direction is system engineering of manned spacecraft.

Abstract: Tiangong space station is a space station independently designed and developed by China. In order to build and operate the space station, it was necessary to make breakthroughs in many fields and master several key technologies, which were characterized over a long technological span and underwent difficult verifications. Therefore, in addition to ground verification, on-orbit flight tests of key technologies for the assembly, construction and operation of the space station were planned to be conducted used by the core module, taking into account the differences in the gravity environment between space and the Earth, in order to lay a foundation for the subsequent comprehensive assembly, construction and long-term on-orbit operation of the space station. In this paper, the mission characteristics of the space station are briefly introduced, along with the key technologies for the assembly and construction of the space station, and then the on-orbit verification tests are comprehensively introduced.

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