Shenzhou Airship Will Start Volume Production After Shenzhou Eighth Airship

“From the Shenzhou eight starts, the Shenzhou airship will finalize, to enter the volume production stage basically.”Airship system chief design engineer Zhang Bainan said on 26th.

Yestoday,The Shenzhou seven airship China has lift-off in Jiuquan, the astronaut respectively is Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng, It’s Successful.

Today, Airship system chief design engineer Zhang Bainan said that “From the Shenzhou eight starts, the Shenzhou airship will finalize, to enter the volume production stage basically“. “the Shenzhou eighth airship will have two important missions; first, breakthrough space rendezvous docking technology; second, realizes the manned transportation airship to finalize.”after “Shenzhou airship stereotypia, no longer makes the big modification, will become our country space station to Earth’s world round-trip transport means that can also provide the personnel and the cargo world transportation service for other countries.”

After the stereotypia Shenzhou airship has three characteristics:

  1. the reliability, the security are higher;
  2. an transport 3 people to fly for 7 days, has with space station rendezvous docking ability;
  3. the manufacture domestically level is high, can the volume production, the short time high density launch.

in the world is using now the world round-trip transport means that mainly have US’s aerospace craft and Russia’s alliance number airship, these two kind of spacecrafts experienced dozens of experiments only then finally to finalize all. Only launches 8 airships to be able merely the manufacturing mature world round-trip conveyer, this in the world astronautics history is unprecedented.