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China’s new space station will need 10 more launches to complete – Space.com

China will be busy for the next year and a half.

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China’s core space station module is now circling Earth.
The module, called Tianhe (“Harmony of the Heavens”), launched Wednesday night
(April 28) atop a Long March-5B Y2 carrier rocket from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on the northeastern coast of south China’s Hainan Province.
Tianhe is the foundational module for China’s first space station
. The module is billed as the largest spacecraft the nation has ever developed; it’s 54.4 feet (16.6 meters) long, 13.8 feet (4.2 m) across at its…

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