[Playback] China's first cargo spacecraft launched

China Plus Published: 2017-04-19 18:52:39
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China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 blasts off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan province, April 20, 2017. [Photo: Xinhua]

China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 blasts off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan province, April 20, 2017. [Photo: Xinhua]

China's first cargo spacecraft, the Tianzhou-1, was launched on Thursday from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province.

Tianzhou-1 is the first cargo ship independently developed by China and is expected to dock with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab and conduct an in-orbit refueling.

The cargo spacecraft will also carry out experiments, including one on non-Newtonian gravitation, before returning to earth.



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