The 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 planned 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. The Chinese station is expected to have a mass between 80 and 100 tonnes (180,000 and 220,000 lb).
The Modular Space Station Core Module would be called Tianhe, code TH. Launch for 2021.
The Modular Space Station Experiment Module I would be called Wentian, code WT. Launch planned for 2022.
The Modular Space Station Experiment Module II would be called Mengtian, code MT. Launch planned for 2022.
The separated space telescope module would be called Xuntian, code XT, receiving the previously intended name for the Experiment Module II.
Like Mir and the Russian orbital segment of the ISS, the CSS modules will be carried fully assembled into orbit, in contrast to the US Orbital Segment of the ISS, which required spacewalking to interconnect cables, piping, and structural elements manually. The axial port of the LCMs will be fitted with rendezvous equipment and will first dock to the axial port of the CCM. A mechanical arm similar to the Russian Lyappa arm used on the Mir space station will then move the module to a radial port of the CCM.
- Predecessor: China Long March 2F-TianGong
- Created On: Windows
- Game Version: 0.8.402.0
- Price: $67,785k
- Number of Parts: 2360
- Dimensions: 12 m x 36 m x 34 m
- Total Delta V: 423m/s
- Total Thrust: 15.4MN
- Engines: 266
- Wet Mass: 1.41E+5kg
- Dry Mass: 82,121kg