BEIJING, May 30 (Xinhua) – China’s Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft, carrying supplies, equipment and propellant, successfully docked at the base module of the Tianhe space station on Sunday, according to the China Agency. manned space flights.
At 5:01 a.m. (Beijing time) on Sunday, Tianzhou-2 and Tianhe completed the computer-orchestrated rendezvous and docking. The whole process took about eight hours, the agency said.
The Long March-7 Y3 rocket, carrying Tianzhou-2, took off at 8:55 p.m. Beijing time on Saturday from the Wenchang space launch site on the coast of the southern island province of Hainan.
Combined with Tianhe, Tianzhou-2 will resupply Tianhe’s propellant. Testing of the space application project equipment will also be carried out as planned.
China launched its base module from the Tianhe space station on April 29. The country plans to complete the verification of key technologies and the in-orbit construction of the space station with multiple launches in two years.
Saturday’s launch marked the first commissioning of the space station’s cargo transport system, consisting of the Tianzhou spacecraft and Long March-7 rockets. End