The station currently has a crew of three.
The Australian company HEO Robotics published an interesting video filmed by a satellite directly from space. It demonstrates how China built its modular space station Tiangong (Tiangong, Heavenly Palace).
HEO Robotics specializes in off-Earth imaging, using spacecraft cameras and sensors to image objects in orbit, such as satellites. On August 30, the company released a video demonstrating some of these features. Footage shot directly in space was combined into one video showing step-by-step the completion of the construction of the Tiangong space station, consisting of three modules.
Impressive satellite video: Chinese Tiangong space station being assembled in orbit
The company said:
Using our off-Earth imaging capabilities, we have seen history unfold over 18 months. Every stage you see has been confirmed by a photo taken from another satellite in space.
A short video shows how the main module of the Tianhe space station (Tianhe), launched on April 29, 2021, is first visited by the cargo ships Tianzhou (Tianzhou) and the crewed spacecraft Shenzhou (Shenzhou), and then two experimental modules, Wentian ( Wentian) and Mengtian (Mengtian), which move, forming a T-shape.
Currently, the Shenzhou-17 crew of three resides at Tiangong Station. China intends to keep the station for at least ten years, allowing for potential commercial use.