The Chinese orbital station was added to the "Veniang" laboratory module

The Chinese orbital station was added to the "Veniang" laboratory module

The new module "Veniang" successfully docked on the Tiangun orbital space station of the People's Republic of China, reported by CGTN journalists, which took about 13 hours to fly and join the station.

It is a laboratory module designed for biological research. It weighs 23 tons and, in addition to the research area, includes three sleeping areas, a health unit and a kitchen. It can now accommodate up to six time-vehicles at the station at the same time. The module is also equipped with solar panels to provide electric power.

The Tiangun station is located about 400 kilometres above the Earth and, in addition to the new laboratory, is composed of three other modules: the Tianhe base, the Tianzhou 4 cargo ship and the Shenzhou-14 manned ship. China plans to complete the project before the end of 2022, after the docking of the second Manthian laboratory.

China's National Space Agency is also planning to make the Sunchan station an integral part of the station with a telescope. The mirror diameter of the device will be two metres. The telescope will largely manoeuvre in orbit by means of a built-in propulsion system, but will periodically be connected to the maintenance and refuelling station.