In the future, Tiangong should join the other two module intended for scientific experiments, solar panels.
NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have brought us the veryfirst 8K video from space.
Right now, it's the only operational space station in orbit - but that's about to change.
China just showed the world that it's upping its space exploration game with the introduction of the Tiangong Space Station. However, China's space agency unveiled the new core module for the station at an airshow this week, indicating that it plans to do a lot more with the station in the future.
"Heavenly Palace" will enable China to conduct advanced research in the field of biology and microgravity.
With assembly expected to be completed around 2022, a sneak preview of the 17-metre (55-foot) core module wowed audiences at China's main aerospace industry exhibition in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai. "The possibility for them (thanks to China) to send payloads on a platform of manned flight and conducting experiments is something that's extremely valuable", he observes.
It is set to operate for about 15 years, according to the China Academy of Space Technology, developer of the station. The moon will also travel to the Japanese space ship.
A space lab dubbed Tiangong-1 disintegrated as it plunged back to Earth in early April, two years after it ceased functioning.
The asian giant will become "one of the great powers of space", but Russia, Japan and India will continue to play a "major role" and "the United States remains the space power dominant" at the present time, writes Bill Ostrove.
"Dominate the space has never been a goal for China", says Chen Lan.
"It will not affect the operations on board the orbital outpost as the standard cyclogram allows us to work with only two computers and still be able to fly for an indeterminately long time", Roscosmos said in a statement. "But the business issues are becoming increasingly important in the space, and she recognizes the innovation and science as major economic engines".