The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the Tianhe module for China’s space station, blasts off from the Wenchang launch site in Hainan province. Photo: Xinhua
The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the Tianhe module for China’s space station, blasts off from the Wenchang launch site in Hainan province. Photo: Xinhua
Space

Lift-off for China’s Tiangong Space Station ambitions

  • The first module – core of the “Heavenly Palace” – has been sent into orbit with more components to follow over the next 12 months or so
  • On completion, the station will be a quarter of the size of the 15-year-old US-led International Space Station

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The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the Tianhe module for China’s space station, blasts off from the Wenchang launch site in Hainan province. Photo: Xinhua
The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the Tianhe module for China’s space station, blasts off from the Wenchang launch site in Hainan province. Photo: Xinhua
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