The largest ground station built in China, 50 soccer fields wide

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China has completed testing and launched the world’s largest space environment simulator on the ground, commonly referred to as the largest ground space station in the world. 

There is a facility located in northeastern China’s Harbin City, which is known as Space Environment Simulation and Research Infrastructure (SESRI) according to Interesting Engineering, which was stated by the South China Morning Post (SCMP).

Despite not being able to build space stations or launch vehicles at the moment, China’s space aspirations are growing. There is no doubt that the nation is striving to become one of the world’s leading aerospace powerhouses by the end of the decade, and by 2045, it hopes to be a global space force that can make a significant impact on the planet. 

As part of this pursuit, China has been launching a number of large-scale space-related projects, such as the establishment of a lunar base station, in order to achieve this goal.

Consequently, if China is going to ensure the safety of the crew of its spacecraft, it needs a deeper understanding of the challenging and complex conditions under which the spacecraft will operate. 

The Chinese government chose to construct an affordable ground-based station that replicates the environment as closely as possible, instead of sending experimental spacecraft into orbit to collect this vital data.

Timenews provided that news.

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