China-Air Show/Space Station

China unveils core module of its next-gen space station

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Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, south China - Nov 6, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of exhibitor introducing core module of China's space station to reporter
2. Body of core module
3. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Wang Xin, deputy director general, Space Station System project, Fifth Institute of China Academy of Space Technology (starting with shot 2) (partially overlaid with shots 4-5):
"This is the living quarter for the astronauts. At present it can accommodate three persons. This is called the 'large column segment'. It's where the astronauts will work and conduct experiments on orbit. This is the rear docking hatch, which will be used to dock freight space shuttle, and next to it are the robotic arms, which are used for on-orbit assembly and other operations."
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4. Various of details of core module
5. Wang briefing reporter about core module's functions
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6. Various of core module on display
7. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Wang Xin, deputy director general, Space Station System project, Fifth Institute of China Academy of Space Technology (starting with shot 6) (partially overlaid with shot 8):
"This device is called target adapter, to which the robotic arms will be attached. We have quite a few such adapters on the module. The robotic arms will be operational after they are attached to the adapters."
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8. Adapter
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9. Animation of space station in space
10. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Wang Xin, deputy director general, Space Station System project, Fifth Institute of China Academy of Space Technology (ending with shot 11):
"The robotic arms are mainly used in assembly and installation work. The two space labs will be moved by the robotics arms to their permanent docking site. Meanwhile they can also be used to move facilities or astronauts."
11. Animation of space station in space
12. Wang introducing core module's functions
13. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Wang Xin, deputy director general, Space Station System project, Fifth Institute of China Academy of Space Technology (starting with shots 11-12) (partially overlaid with shot 14):
"This is the Chinese Space Station's core module. After its launch we will launch a freight space shuttle to deliver daily supplies for the astronauts beforehand, then we will launch the manned spacecraft to send the astronauts into the space station. After the verifications we will built the space labs No. 1 and 2, then launch them and move them by the robotic arms to their docking sites. When all this is done we will have a T-shaped space station."
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14. Wang introducing core module's work procedures
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15. Wang, reporter touring core module's booth

Storyline


China unveiled the core module of its next-generation space station Tuesday at the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2018) that opened on the same day in south China city Zhuhai.

The core module is the main control section, and also the living quarter for astronauts, of the Chinese Space Station that is planned to be accomplished by 2022.

On display at the Zhuhai airshow is a replica of the core module that is 17 meters long with a diameter of 4.2 meters.

The replica is in the same size of the real module, and shows all the functions and details of it.

"This is the living quarter for the astronauts. At present it can accommodate three persons. This is called the 'large column segment'. It's where the astronauts will work and conduct experiments on orbit. This is the rear docking hatch, which will be used to dock freight space shuttle, and next to it are the robotic arms, which are used for on-orbit assembly and other operations," said Wang Xin, deputy director general of the Space Station System project, Fifth Institute of the China Academy of Space Technology.

Wang went on to explain what are the robotic arms for and how they work in details.

"This device is called target adapter, to which the robotic arms will be attached. We have quite a few such adapters on the module. The robotic arms will be operational after they are attached to the adapters," said Wang.

"The robotic arms are mainly used in assembly and installation work. The two space labs will be moved by the robotics arms to their permanent docking site. Meanwhile they can also be used to move facilities or astronauts," he added.

The deputy director general also briefed visitors on China’s plan to build its next-generation space station.

"This is the Chinese Space Station's core module. After its launch we will launch a freight space shuttle to deliver daily supplies for the astronauts beforehand, then we will launch the manned spacecraft to send the astronauts into the space station. After the verifications we will built the space labs No. 1 and 2, then launch them and move them by the robotic arms to their docking sites. When all this is done we will have a T-shaped space station," said Wang.

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  • ID : 8095084
  • Published : 2018-11-06 17:45
  • Last Modified : 2018-11-06 17:45:50
  • Location : Zhuhai,China
  • Category : science and technology
  • Duration : 1'54
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 2
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