Tianzhou-1 after refueling session

Chinese robotic spacecraft performed successfully another refueling of Tiangong-2 space station after docking which followed lasting 12 weeks solo mission. Tianzhou-1 robotic spacecraft continues its mission started on 20 April 2017. After first sessions of refueling performed on April 24, 2017 and solo mission which lasted for 12 weeks, vehicle is facing next mission objectives. […]

Tianzhou-1 performs rendez vous with Tiangong-2

After refueling finished last week, this time Tianzhou-1 robotic cargo spacecraft and Tiangong-2 space station separated for five hours to perform rendez vous maneuver. Tianzhou-1 conducted correct separation yesterday. Maneuver was performed completely without any engagement from Earth – both Tianzhou-1 and Tiangong-2 were relying only on their onboard computers during whole process. After releasing bolts […]

Second refueling of Tiangong-2 finished !

Tiangong-2 orbital space station passed through successful refueling done by first Chinese robotic cargo spacecraft – Tianzhou-1. First refueling was already performed on April 27, 2017. Remaining docked to Tiangong-2 since 22 April 2017 robotic cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 performed refueling procedure for the second time and transferred propellant to fuel tanks of the station. Process was […]

Tianzhou mission plan unveiled !

CNSA, Chinese space agency, decided to unveil plan of the mission of their first automatic cargo spacecraft which will be launched in following month to Tiangong-2 space station. According to official announcements given last Saturday, we know the plans for first resupply mission in the history of Chinese space program. Maiden mission is planned for […]

Shenzhou-11 docked, one month mission started !

Chinese spacecraft with two astronauts inside docked to Tiangong-2 space station yesterday after lasting two days space journey. Shenzhou-11 was launched two days ago from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, traditional space launch site used for manned missions in Chinese space program. Shenzhou was launched on atop of Long March 2F/G rocket to deliver two astronauts […]

Launch of Shenzhou-11 within days !

It is highly possible, that China will launch their manned spacecraft Shenzhou-11 to conduct docking with Tiangong-2 space station recently placed on Earth orbit. Officially CNSA planned to perform launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center using Long March 2F rocket. It was declared, that launch will be possible after Tiangong-2 will pass successfully all necessary in-orbit […]

Two space stations on orbit – Tiangong-2 launched successfully !

China has launched their second in history space station yesterday from placed on Gobi desert Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.  Launch took place at 14:04 GMT on Thursday in the first day of planned launch. Long March 2F/T2 rocket was launched from Pad 921 at Launch Complex 43 what ended its 40-day time period in Jiuquan spent after […]

Tiangong-2 within days !

Second Chinese space lab will be delivered to space on atop of Long March 2F/G rocket between 15 and 20 September to Low Earth Orbit with altitude of around 393 km. Announced by official sources, launch will be important moment in Chinese space program. Tiangong-2, successor of Tiangong-1, will be delivered to orbit on atop of Long March […]

Jiuquan welcomes Tiangong-2 !

Update for latest news and technical data on Tiangong-2 You can find here. Chinese space station, Tiangong-2 was already delivered to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center for further assembling and testing.  Launch of the station is planned on September 2016. Shenzhou-11 spacecraft, which will bring Chinese astronauts to Tiangong-2, will be delivered to Jiuquan soon. According to Xinhua news agency, […]