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China’s first cargo spacecraft to be launched

Updated: Apr 18,2017 10:29 AM

Exclusive time-lapse clip: Tianzhou-1 and carrier rocket transported to launchpad China’s first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, is now being lifted onto the launchpad on a Long March-7 rocket at Wenchang Space Launch Center in South China’s Hainan province. It will be launched between April 20 and 24. The Tianzhou-1 cargo ship will carry fuel and experiments to the space laboratory Tiangong-2. The mission is an essential step in China’s plan to establish a permanent space station around the year of 2022.