The image of the screen captured at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center on September 20, 2021 shows the China Charge Space Ship Tianzhou-3 Coupling with the Central Module of the Tianhe Space Station. [Photo / Xinhua]

Chinese scientists, researchers and engineers now have the opportunity to use the country's robotic cargo spaceship to carry out experiments and tests, according to China's manned space agency.

The agency said on Thursday that scientific experiments, technological tests and other applications in border or strategically important fields are eligible for the opportunity to be carried out aboard the Tianzhou spacecraft warehouses from China.

Projects affiliated with central and local governments, research organizations, educational agencies and companies are welcome to present their proposals to the agency before January 15.

The physical size of each experiment or test selected should not exceed a maximum weight of 30 kilograms and a maximum height of 30 centimeters. They must follow the strict safety standards, according to the specific requirements published by the agency.

Tianzhou-Series Craft has the task of transporting supplies and propellants to the Permanent Space Station of China, which is now it is three astronauts and will be expanded with more modules in 2022.

With a designed life of more than a year, each Tianzhou charging spacecraft has two parts, a loading cabin and a propulsion section. These vehicles are 10.6 meters long and 3.35 meters wide.

Each Tianzhou craft has a take-off weight of 13.5 metric tons, and can transport up to 6.9 tons of supplies to the space station, according to China's designers. Academy of Space Technology.

Lei Jianyu, a leading structural engineer, said Tianzhou is the best spacecraft in the world when it comes to carrying capacity. Previously, no cargo vehicle could transport up to 6.9 tonnes of materials to space.

Lei said there is a total of 40 cubic meters inside the vehicle and 18 cubic meters are available for loading.

The forms and agreements of the shelves are carefully calculated to facilitate the astronauts move between them to recover the desired elements.

Tianzhou 1, the first charging spaceship of China, was launched at the Wencang Space Launching Center in Hainan Province in April 2017. He carried out several coupling coupling maneuvers and in orbit with a Chinese space laboratory in an orbit of the low land from April to September of that year, which makes China the third nation capable of fuel refurbishment in orbit, after the former Soviet Union and the United States.

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