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China launches first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1

Updated: Apr 21,2017 4:28 PM

China successfully sent its first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 to space. The Tianzhou-1 lifted off aboard a Long March-7 Y2 carrier rocket from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China’s Hainan province on the evening of April 20. The cargo ship will dock with and refuel the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab. Over the next five months, the cargo ship is expected to rendezvous three times with Tiangong-2.