Three Chinese astronauts blast off in a rocket in 2013 at the start of a 15-day mission to dock with the nation's experimental space laboratory. Photo: Xinhua Three Chinese astronauts blast off in a rocket in 2013 at the start of a 15-day mission to dock with the nation's experimental space laboratory. Photo: Xinhua
Three Chinese astronauts blast off in a rocket in 2013 at the start of a 15-day mission to dock with the nation's experimental space laboratory. Photo: Xinhua

China says improved space docking technology will help future missions

The new ‘eye’ guidance system will be used for country’s second orbiting space lab, the Tiangong-2, with mainland leaders keen to establish the nation as a space power

Three Chinese astronauts blast off in a rocket in 2013 at the start of a 15-day mission to dock with the nation's experimental space laboratory. Photo: Xinhua Three Chinese astronauts blast off in a rocket in 2013 at the start of a 15-day mission to dock with the nation's experimental space laboratory. Photo: Xinhua
Three Chinese astronauts blast off in a rocket in 2013 at the start of a 15-day mission to dock with the nation's experimental space laboratory. Photo: Xinhua
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