China already has its own orbiting space station, but the country's National Natural Science Foundation wants scientists to seriously consider what it will take to build a "kilometer-long super-large spacecraft."
In other words, China has just told the world that it is interested in a kilometer-long spacecraft. Yes, kilometers,..
The report notes that this particular effort is part of a major strategic aerospace project that will ensure "future uses of space resources, exploration of the mysteries of the universe and long-term orbit."
According to the project scheme provided by the foundation, the work is managed by an agency under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
As soon as the news hit, it rocked the Chinese internet, especially among fans of space fiction. Some enthusiastic netizens jokingly likened the ship to "starships" from movies and TV series.
Some have pointed out that the Chinese spacecraft, which is designed per kilometer in size, will be at least 10 times longer than the International Space Station (ISS), which is currently the largest spacecraft flying in space (in the upper layers of the earth's atmosphere to be precise). …
The experts emphasized that, despite the great difficulties in creating such a spacecraft, it has broad application prospects. For example, it can be used to build a space power plant that allows large-scale, all-weather generation of energy from space to earth by converting solar energy into electrical energy.
A comment: Reading such news, I am amazed at how the media fooled the population of the earth - space, space, space, from space … The ISS flies in the upper layers of the earth's atmosphere, there will also fly (if built) and the Chinese "ship kilometers long) - in the atmosphere it will dangle, like the ISS and fly solely due to the speed that is constantly given to it with a constant raising of the orbit, otherwise these "spaceships" would simply fall to the ground, since in fact they are a cannonball flying around the earth in the atmosphere and weightlessness there appears solely for the same reason. Baron Munchausen would have envied their tales …
The Chinese can build a core 10 kilometers in size, but that does not mean that this core will be capable of going into outer space. Outside the Earth's magnetosphere, nothing living can survive.