June 9, 2023


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Successful launch of the Tianshou-2 cargo spacecraft

This Saturday, theChinese National Space Administration (CNSA) Introduced the cargo spacecraft Tianjo-2 This should anchor the block Tianhe Of the new Chinese space station, which is being built into orbit. The spacecraft was launched at 12 55 GMT From the spacecraft launch site of Wensang (In northeastern Hainan Province, southern China) on a rocket Chang Zheng7.

The China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMS) He said that « 604 seconds after launch, the cargo ship successfully separated from the rocket and entered the specified orbit, the launch was successfully approved . Tianjo-2 It is the second of 11 passengers required to complete China’s first self-developed space station by 2022, following the launch of the main module. Tianhe At the end of April.

Rocket launch postponed

The three-volume space station will compete with the only station in service International Space Station (ISS), It is supported by such countries United States, The Russia And this Japan. The China Not allowed to participateISS By United States. Tianjo-2 With automatic docking Tianhe, Which will provide for future astronauts. The rocket launch was announced for May 20, but was postponed for technical reasons. Tianjo-2 1.95 tons of fuel and 4.69 tons of other goods to be delivered to one station block Tiangong.

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