Chinese International Space Station: Interview with Prof Sun
(Part 4 of 4)
Prof. Sun is a Professor of Space Engineering and Faculty Lead of Policy, Economics and Law. He is a trained Engineer with a wealth of experiences in Daimler Benz Aerospace programs and for the China Manned Space Agency.
In this interview, Prof. Sun explains the steps that are planned for the Deployment of the Chinese International Space Station for 2021 and 2022.
Did you know? The Chinese International Space Station is to be completed by 2022. The ISS is to be used until at least 2024, so for at least two years, there will be TWO International Space Stations orbiting Earth. Two Chinese astronauts already conducted their second spacewalk outside of the country’s new space station on Friday (Aug. 20), installing a range of equipment including a backup air-conditioning unit.
– More than 40 flights are scheduled for 2021 alone
– The Human space flights and the deployment of the Space Station are the most important priority
– The Space Station is assembled in space and the parts are sent individually into space.
– The Chinese Space Station is to be finished in 2022 and will be around half of the size of the ISS, with 3 modules and 100 tons of weight and designed for 3 taikonauts working and living there for 6 months-shifts
What are the goals for the Chinese Space Station? What will it actually be used for?
Have you ever dreamt of becoming a Taikonaut or an Astronaut?
Or is space a fascinating Policy Management topic or Business Opportunity to you?
Space is becoming more and more a focus of Business and Development – especially for China.
Anyone who has followed the Mars Rover landing and the planning of the new Chinese Space Station knows that Space is the next big thing in EZ – China Cooperation. How it will unfold depends on how well we understand the topic.
As a long-time Startrek Fan, these interviews in the Series are very exciting for me. I am honoured to introduce Professor Gongling Sun and the International Space University in Strassburg who provide Training for Space Professionals but also for for Engineers or Project Managers, Space Agencies, Lawyers, Psychologists – and Businessmen.
In the past 30 years, he worked in China, Russia, the US, Germany and France as an engineer, space system architect for human space flight, program manager of Satellite launch services, government officer, CEO of international joint-venture and much more.
Professor Gongling Sun will talk with me about Chinese Space Plans, International Space Policy, where can you learn to “to go to Space” and what is the relationship between China and Europe on this topic.
Why should you follow Chinese Space Policy? Space is the biggest frontier and investment focus of China, and the official “ChineseDream” has been augmented by the Chinese SpaceDream.
Lt. Gen. Zhang Yulin, former deputy chief of the armament development department of the Central Military Commission (CMC), now with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Strategic Support Force (SSF) said that
“The earth-moon space will be #strategically important for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
The future of China’s manned space program, is not a moon landing , which is quite simple, or even the manned Mars program which remains difficult, but continual exploration of the earth-moon space with ever developing technology.”
More about the Chinese International Space Station can also be found in this article.
Here are all the other Interviews of the China Strategy Series.