China’s self-developed floating airship breaks record

Photo taken on May 12, 2022 shows the floating airship “Jimu No.1” Type III in Zhaxizom Township of Tingri County, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. China’s self-developed floating airship, designed for atmospheric observation, reached a record altitude of 9,032 meters in the Tibet Autonomous Region on Sunday, according to its developer. Developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the “Jimu No.1” Type III floating airship has a volume of 9,060 cubic meters. (Xinhua/Jiang Fan)

The type III floating airship “Jimu No. 1” is inflated in Zhaxizom Township of Tingri County, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, May 12, 2022. The self-developed floating airship by China, designed for atmospheric observation, reached a record altitude of 9,032 meters in the Tibet Autonomous Region on Sunday, according to its developer. Developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the “Jimu No.1” Type III floating airship has a volume of 9,060 cubic meters. (Xinhua/Jiang Fan)

The type III “Jimu No. 1” floating airship is about to take off in Zhaxizom Township of Tingri County, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, May 15, 2022. The airship China’s self-developed floating vessel, designed for atmospheric observation, reached a record altitude of 9,032 meters in the Tibet Autonomous Region on Sunday, according to its developer. Developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the “Jimu No.1” Type III floating airship has a volume of 9,060 cubic meters. (Xinhua/Sun Fei)

Photo taken on May 13, 2022 shows the floating airship “Jimu No.1” Type III in Zhaxizom Township of Tingri County, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. China’s self-developed floating airship, designed for atmospheric observation, reached a record altitude of 9,032 meters in the Tibet Autonomous Region on Sunday, according to its developer. Developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the “Jimu No.1” Type III floating airship has a volume of 9,060 cubic meters. (Xinhua/Jiang Fan)

The type III “Jimu No. 1” floating airship takes off in Zhaxizom Township of Tingri County, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, May 15, 2022. The self-developed floating airship China, designed for atmospheric observation, reached a record altitude of 9,032 meters Tibet Autonomous Region on Sunday, according to its developer. Developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the “Jimu No.1” Type III floating airship has a volume of 9,060 cubic meters. (Xinhua/Sun Fei)

Members of scientific research make final preparations before takeoff of “Jimu No.1” Type III floating airship in Zhaxizom Township of Tingri County, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, May 15, 2022. China’s self-developed floating airship, designed for atmospheric observation, reached a record altitude of 9,032 meters in the Tibet Autonomous Region on Sunday, according to its developer. Developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the “Jimu No.1” Type III floating airship has a volume of 9,060 cubic meters. (Xinhua/Tian Jinwen)

Members of scientific research make final preparations before takeoff of “Jimu No.1” Type III floating airship in Zhaxizom Township of Tingri County, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, May 15, 2022. China’s self-developed floating airship, designed for atmospheric observation, reached a record altitude of 9,032 meters in the Tibet Autonomous Region on Sunday, according to its developer. Developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the “Jimu No.1” Type III floating airship has a volume of 9,060 cubic meters. (Xinhua/Tian Jinwen)

Members of scientific research celebrate when “Jimu No. 1” Type III floating airship reaches an altitude of over 9,000 meters in Zhaxizom Township of Tingri County, Southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region China), May 15, 2022. China’s self-developed floating airship, designed for atmospheric observation, reached a record altitude of 9,032 meters in the Tibet Autonomous Region on Sunday, according to its developer. Developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the “Jimu No.1” Type III floating airship has a volume of 9,060 cubic meters. (Xinhua/Tian Jinwen)

Members of scientific research monitor real-time statistics during the ascent of the floating airship ‘Jimu No.1’ Type III in Zhaxizom township of Tingri county, Tibet Autonomous Region (southwest of China), May 15, 2022. China’s self-developed floating airship, designed for atmospheric observation, reached a record altitude of 9,032 meters in the Tibet Autonomous Region on Sunday, according to its developer. Developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the “Jimu No.1” Type III floating airship has a volume of 9,060 cubic meters. (Xinhua/Sun Fei)

Members of scientific research monitor real-time statistics during the ascent of the floating airship ‘Jimu No.1’ Type III in Zhaxizom township of Tingri county, Tibet Autonomous Region (southwest of China), May 15, 2022. China’s self-developed floating airship, designed for atmospheric observation, reached a record altitude of 9,032 meters in the Tibet Autonomous Region on Sunday, according to its developer. Developed by the Aerospace Information Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the “Jimu No.1” Type III floating airship has a volume of 9,060 cubic meters. (Xinhua/Sun Fei)