Martes, 12 Diciembre, 2017

China Launches 1st Cargo Spacecraft Tianzhou-1

Xinhua News Agency a Long March 7 rocket carrying the Tianzhou 1 is transferred to the launching site in Wenchang south China’s Hainan Province. China is preparing to launch its first unmanned China Launches 1st Cargo Spacecraft Tianzhou-1
Irune Rengel | 21 Abril, 2017, 20:08

China's ambition to launch a permanently-crewed space station is a little closer today after the nation successfully launched its first robot space truck.

The Tianzhou-1 cargo resupply spacecraft lifted off early evening on Thursday on a Long March-7 Y2 rocket from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in the southern island province of Hainan.

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It is expected to dock in two days with the Tiangong 2 space laboratory, or "Heavenly Palace 2", where two astronauts spent a month last October in China's longest-ever manned space mission.

China is conducting stem cell experiments to investigate the possibility of human reproduction in space aboard cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1, according to the Tianzhou's engineer.

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Chinese officials are now looking to internationalize their own program by offering to help finance other countries missions to Tiangong 2. Once fully developed, the 54t Tiangong 2 station will operate for a minimum of ten years.

In late 2013, China's Jade Rabbit rover landed on the Moon to great national fanfare, but ran into severe technical difficulties.

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The six tonnes (6,000kg) of cargo it hauled on this mission is significant, as that's the same payload SpaceX's Dragon can haul and a little more than Orbital's ATK or current Russian re-supply vessels.

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