A Long March 7 rocket carrying the Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft blasts off from the Wenchang launch centre on Hainan. Photo: AP

Up, up and away for China’s space freighter

Launch of Tianzhou-1 mission gets the cargo delivery programme off the ground to help build and supply the country’s orbiting space station

Topic |   China science

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A Long March 7 rocket carrying the Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft blasts off from the Wenchang launch centre on Hainan. Photo: AP
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