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Inside China’s new crewed spacecraft:

One question though, how does this capsule compare with SpaceX's Crew Dragon in terms of size and inside space for the crew?
It has an internal volume of 13mc, compared to Crew Dragon’s 9.3mc. It can supposedly carry a maximum of 7 astronauts, whilst CD is limited to 4.
 

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Inside China’s new crewed spacecraft:

One question though, how does this capsule compare with SpaceX's Crew Dragon in terms of size and inside space for the crew?
It has an internal volume of 13mc, compared to Crew Dragon’s 9.3mc. It can supposedly carry a maximum of 7 astronauts, whilst CD is limited to 4.
Dragon 2 (the formal name for Crew Dragon) can carry 7 pax; 4 is just the limit as NASA is configuring it, with significant pressurized cargo as well. The Chinese capsule's pax capacity drops to 3 with 500kg of cargo.

It would also be illuminating to compare the unpressurized cargo space, if the Chinese are even doing that. D2 has an additional 12.1m3 of cargo in the trunk.
 

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Inside China’s new crewed spacecraft:

One question though, how does this capsule compare with SpaceX's Crew Dragon in terms of size and inside space for the crew?
It has an internal volume of 13mc, compared to Crew Dragon’s 9.3mc. It can supposedly carry a maximum of 7 astronauts, whilst CD is limited to 4.
Dragon 2 (the formal name for Crew Dragon) can carry 7 pax; 4 is just the limit as NASA is configuring it, with significant pressurized cargo as well. The Chinese capsule's pax capacity drops to 3 with 500kg of cargo.

It would also be illuminating to compare the unpressurized cargo space, if the Chinese are even doing that. D2 has an additional 12.1m3 of cargo in the trunk.
I believe the 7 seat configuration was actually ditched because it wasn’t safe for the passengers to splashdown whilst lying down on their backs. NASA are fine with Boeing’s Starliner using 5 seats. We don’t know if the Chinese capsule has a cargo trunk because the prototype was tested in a BEO configuration, meaning it used a large service module in the place of a possible trunk.
 

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Oof. Yet again. Apparent debris from the Long March 3B rocket which launched the Beidou-3 satellite launch today, landing close to a reservoir in Yuqing county, Guizhou. Source: https://www.weibo.com/6589325642/J7XqRtC2U

And here's more debris from the launch: weibo.com/3279752321/J7W…
Not good that is has happened again, the second time that debris from the Long March 3B rockets have landed in public area’s.
 

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