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China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 blasts off

  • Author:Lorna
  • Source:www.diecastingpartsupplier.com
  • Release on:2017-04-21

China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 blasts off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in South  on 20th, April.China has taken another step toward its goal of putting a space station into orbit around 2022, by sending its first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 into space on Thursday evening.

Tianzhou-1 is the first cargo spacecraft developed by China。 At present it is the largest and heaviest spacecraft in china. It is only ship the goods.

Tianzhou-1's 6.5-ton payload capacity also makes it the world's most capable cargo spacecraft in service: Japan's H-II Transfer Vehicle has 6 tons of payload capacity; the Cygnus and Dragon, both US-made craft, have 3.5 tons and 3.3 tons respectively; and Russia's Progress-MS has 2.2 tons.

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