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China launched its first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1.

China Launches First Robotic Resupply Freighter Tianzhou-1

China launched its first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 on Thursday, marking another step further in the country's ambitious space program.

China deployed its space tracking ship Yuanwang-7.

China's Space Tracking Ship Yuanwang-7 Starts Maritime Mission Ahead of Tianzhou-1 Launch

China deployed its space tracking ship Yuanwang-7 on Monday ahead of the launch of cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1. The ship will carry out maritime space monitoring and communication mission.

China reveals details of first space cargo aircraft Tianzhou-1.

Tianzhou-1: China Releases Details of First Cargo Spacecraft's Refuelling Mission in April

China released more details of its upcoming Tianzhou-1 mission launch in April. The first cargo spacecraft is expected to dock with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab three times, sources said on Saturday.

China is poised to launch its first cargo spacecraft in April.

Watch Rare Footage of China's Tianzhou-1 Cargo Spacecraft

China is planning to launch its very first cargo spacecraft, the Tianzhou-1, in April, state media reported on Tuesday, taking a step closer to its goal of establishing a permanently manned space station in five years' time.

Long March 7

China Plans Record 30 Space Launch Missions in 2017; US had 60 in 2016

If achieved, this year will be the busiest in the history of China's space program since its start in 1960.

China's two astronauts are set to return to Earth following a month-long space mission.

Chinese Astronauts to Return Home After Longest Manned Space Mission

The two Chinese astronauts who have spent a month in space for China's longest manned mission is beginning to make their journey back home on Thursday, state media reported.

China Prepares To Launch Its First Space Laboratory Module Tiangong-1

China's Long March-7 Rocket Nears Completion, to Transport First Space Cargo

China is expecting its second Long March-7 to be completed as early as January next year, Wang Xiaojun, chief commander of China's Long March-7 program, revealed on Sunday as reported by CRI English.


China’s Shenzhou-11 Spacecraft Chasing Tiangong-2 Space Station

"The astronauts can now have a better dining and sleeping environment in the spacelab, and they have also physical exercises for experiments and recreation facilities," said Wu.

Space lab

Launch of Tiangong-2 Space Lab Opens New Phase in China’s Space Program

They will also conduct a space-Earth quantum key distribution and a laser communications experiment.

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