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China launches key module for its permanent space station | UPSC

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UPSC Syllabus: Mains – GS Paper II – Science and Tech.

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The Tiangong Space Station or Chinese large modular space station is a planned space station to be placed in low Earth orbit between 340 and 450 km above the surface.

The Chinese Space Station will be roughly one-fifth the mass of the International Space Station and about the size of the decommissioned Russian Mir space station.

It is designed to be used for 10 years which could be extended to 15 years and will accommodate three astronauts.

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