China successfully launches cargo spacecraft for its space station in orbit

  • China successfully launched its cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-5 to deliver supplies for its space station Tiangon, the construction of which is expected to be completed in 2022.
  • The Long March-7 Y6 rocket, carrying Tianzhou-5 was launched from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern island province of Hainan has successfully entered its designated orbit.


  • Tiangong officially the Tiangong space station is a space station being constructed by China and operated by China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) in low Earth orbit between 340 and 450 km (210 and 280 mi) above the surface. 
  • Launches of components 
  • 29 April 2021 – Tianhe
  • 24 July 2022 – Wentian
  • 31 October 2022 -Mengtian
  • December 2023 – Xuntian
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