(ECNS) -- A full-scale replica of the Tianhe, the core module of China's future space station, is on display at the ongoing Airshow China in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province.
The module has three parts: the connecting section, life-support and control section, and resources section.
China plans to start assembling its first manned space station around 2020. It will have a core module and two space labs.
The space station is expected to be fully operational around 2022.