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The Launch of a new manned Spacecraft of the PRC from the Wenchang Cosmodrome took place (video)



Just recently, May 05, 2020 at 01:06 PM (Moscow time), the launch of a new manned spacecraft of the PRC from the Wenchang cosmodrome took place!

This was the first test flight of a new manned ship, which in the future will have to replace the current ships “Shenzhou” and cargo ships “Tianzhou”.

It consists of a large capsule-type returned apparatus and a disposable service compartment. Unlike the “Shenzhou”, he has no household compartment.

The spacecraft descent vehicle is designed for 10 flights into orbit. It is equipped with a removable heat shield. Inflatable shock absorbers similar to those used on Boeing’s Starliner will be used to mitigate surface impact. In unmanned mode, the PRC ship can be used to return cargo to Earth from space, as the SpaceX Dragon ship does.