China gets ready to launch Space Station by 2020

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The Chinese Space Station is expected to be launched in 2020, according to Xinhua.

China plans to build the third multi-module space station in space, following the International Space Station and Mir.

The Chinese government plans to first launch "Tianhe" or the Core Cabin Module of the Chinese Space Station by 2020. It will provide the life support system as well as the power of the station.

The Laboratory Cabin Module, Shenzhou, and Tianzhou will be launched subsequently.

The module of the Chinese Space Station will be fully assembled in orbit.

The station will be fully assembled between 2020 and 2022.

The entire station will weigh about 60,000 kilograms and will have a lifetime of about 10 years.

China has already launched "Tiangong-1" in 2011 and "Tiangong-2" in 2016 as test stations for the planned Chinese Space Station.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Chinese Space station, International Space Station and Mir
2. Tianhe floating in space
3. Chinese Space Station being assembled
4. Chinese Space Station and calendar

VOICEOVER (in English):
"China plans to build the third multi-module space station in space, following the International Space Station and Mir."

"The Chinese government plans to first launch 'Tianhe' or the Core Cabin Module of the Chinese Space Station by 2020. It will provide the life support system as well as the power of the station."

"The Laboratory Cabin Module, Shenzhou, and Tianzhou will be launched subsequently. The module of the Chinese Space Station will be fully assembled in orbit."

"The entire station will weigh about 60,000 kilograms and will have a life span of about 10 years."

SOURCES: Xinhua, Wikipedia, Global Times,
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-07/08/c_137310103.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_large_modular_space_station

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_Cabin_Module

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiangong_program

https://gbtimes.com/china-could-expand-its-space-station-to-six-modules