China cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab

UPDATED:2017年06月28日 SOURCE:http://news.xinhuanet.com

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-19 16:07:00|Editor: Mengjie 

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BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) -- China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft completed its second docking with Tiangong-2 space lab at 2:55 p.m.on June 19, after flying around the space lab.


Tianzhou-1 separated from Tiangong-2 on Monday morning and then flew around the space lab, according to the China Manned Space Engineering Office.


Tianzhou-1, China's first cargo spacecraft, was launched on April 20 from south China's Hainan Province, and it completed automated docking with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab on April 22.


The two spacecraft completed their first in-orbit refueling on April 27 and their second in-orbit refueling on June 15. 




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