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China has successfully launched a new spacecraft

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The cargo ship will deliver fuel, food, supplies for upcoming experiments and astronauts’ personal belongings to the Chinese space station.

On Wednesday evening, May 10, China launched a new cargo ship to deliver cargo to the Tiangong Orbital Space Station. This was announced by the Office of the Manned Space Program of China, Xinhua reports.

In China, it was reported that Tianzhou-6 entered the specified orbit, its solar sail was opened, the ship was running in normal operating mode.

The launch was carried out from the Wenchang Cosmodrome on the northeastern coast of Hainan Province at 21:22 Beijing time (16:22 Kyiv time) using a Changzheng-7 (CZ-7) rocket.

About 6.5 hours after launch, the truck should land on China’s space station. The ship will deliver fuel to it (1.75 tons at the time of launch, of which 700 kg is intended to supply this orbital object), food products (including 70 kg of fruit), supplies for the upcoming experiments (714 kg) and personal belongings. of astronauts.

The Chinese station will be located at an altitude of about 400 km and will last for more than 10 years. It is designed for three people (up to six in short periods with crew rotation). The mass of the T-shaped complex, with three docking nodes and an airlock for access to space, is 66 tons, the volume of compartments reaches 110 cubic meters. m. In 2022, the orbital object began to function normally and was available for international projects.

Remember, on May 8, China’s spacecraft returned to Earth after 9 months in orbit.

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