The Tianzhou 2 cargo spacecraft was transferred to its launch site only for the mission to be delayed. Photo: Xinhua The Tianzhou 2 cargo spacecraft was transferred to its launch site only for the mission to be delayed. Photo: Xinhua
The Tianzhou 2 cargo spacecraft was transferred to its launch site only for the mission to be delayed. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese space station’s delayed cargo ship has a date with a giant robotic arm

  • Tianzhou 2 will not only take fuel and supplies to Tiangong Space Station but be grabbed and redocked by a 10-metre arm that crawls around its exterior
  • The manoeuvre will test the robotic technology before the station’s first crew arrives to finish building it

Topic |   China's space programme
The Tianzhou 2 cargo spacecraft was transferred to its launch site only for the mission to be delayed. Photo: Xinhua The Tianzhou 2 cargo spacecraft was transferred to its launch site only for the mission to be delayed. Photo: Xinhua
The Tianzhou 2 cargo spacecraft was transferred to its launch site only for the mission to be delayed. Photo: Xinhua
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