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Chinese large modular space station with Tianhe-1 2021-035A,48274 as it's core module. (天宫; Tiāngōng; 'Heavenly Palace') Not to be confused with Tiangong-1 and -2 which were earlier orbiting science laboratories.

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What's wrong with solar power on China's Tiangong space station?

There was recently an article on which claimed, that the area of the solar panels in the picture are larger than half of a football field. Which is of course an ill defined unit of area (for ...
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How close were Starlink-1095 and Starlink-2305 to the Tiangong Chinese Space Station?

Various news outlets reported on the Chinese government complaining about SpaceX Starlink satellites (#1095 and #2305) getting so close to their Tiangong Space Station that they had to initiate ...
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What flag is flying over the landing site of the Shenzhou 12 crew astronauts returning from Tiangong? What does it say?

NBC News has a short video clip Astronauts Return After 90-day Mission To China's Space Station A trio of Chinese astronauts touched down in the Gobi Desert after completing China's longest space ...
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Are there chances to get a Hubble + ISS Moon transit picture?

I have seen these cool transit pictures where ISS is transiting the moon ISS is transiting the Sun Hubble is transiting the moon I even saw picture of ISS Sun transit during solar Eclipse Tiangong ...
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China. Its very own modular spacestation

China future plan for spacestation after the lost testbed are more and more turning into reality by time. Now with Long March 5/7 success when will China launch its spacestation and how will it differ ...
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What orbit-raising propulsion system will Tiangong use, and how does it differ from that of the ISS in terms of performance and technology?

The new Wall Street Journal video China's Answer to the Aging International Space Station: The Tech Behind Tiangong | WSJ emphasizes after 03:26 that Tiangong's ...
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What's this dark, ceiling-mounted hemisphere in Tianhe module of Tiangong space station? Any counterpart on the ISS and if so what does it look like?

The first crew of the Tianhe core module of the Tiangong space station has been hard at work and already complete their first space walk. In this official photo there is a dark hemispherical structure,...
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Did Tianzhou-2 have a TLE before docking with Tianhe 8 hours after launch? Which is the 2nd stage rocket body and roughly how soon will it reenter?

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