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China's Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft completes fly-around and automatic docking with Tianhe core module

Global Times

By Deng Xiaoci Published: Apr 20, 2022 09:53 AM

Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft detached from China's Tianhe space station core module from the rear port at 5:02 am on Wednesday and flew around and successfully conducted automatic rendezvous and docking with the orbiting Tianhe at the front port, which took around 4 hours, the Global Times learned from the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

Per the CMSA, the combination of Tianhe core module and Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft are in good condition and will receive upcoming visits by the Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft, Shenzhou-14 manned spacecraft and Wentian laboratory module.

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