China tests Tianzhou-1 ahead of space lab resupply launch

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China’s first cargo spaceship, the Tianzhou-1, is getting its last “body check” ahead of its launch in April.

CGTN’s Christy Scull reports.

China tests Tianzhou-1 ahead of space lab resupply launch

China tests Tianzhou-1 ahead of space lab resupply launch

China’s first cargo spaceship, the Tianzhou-1, is getting its last “body check” ahead of its launch in April CGTN’s Christy Scull reports.
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The key mission for Tianzhou-1 is to dock with Tiangong-2, in a bid to supply fuel in orbit to the space lab.

The payload of 6.5 tons will carry 40 pieces of equipment to the Tiangong-2 for over a dozen space experiments

Some of the equipment will also be hanging outside the ship’s body, helping to increase its carrying efficiency.

The ship is set to dock three times and the target is to finish the process within six hours.