After ISRO’s world record, China ready to launch its first cargo spacecraft in April
China has planned to launch its 1st cargo spacecraft in april, taking a step towards its goal of creating a permanently unmanned space station by 2022 , according the chinese media.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has prioritized advancing China’s space programme, stating it had been required to boost national security and defence. Plans for the maiden voyage of the cargo spacecraft were according on the front page of the People’s Daily, the official communist party newspaper.
The Tianzhou-1 cargo resupply spacecraft are going to be carried into space by a long March-7 Y2 rocket launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in south China’s island province of Nanhai, the daily according, citing the China manned space Agency.
The spacecraft will carry 6 tonnes of goods, 2 tonnes of fuel and might fly unmanned for 3 months, the newspaper aforesaid. For all the advances China has created in its space programme for military, industrial and scientific functions, it is still lagging the united states and Russia.cargo spacecraft
The Tianzhou-1 is designed to dock with the Tiangong two space laboratory, or “Heavenly Palace 2”, that China used to perform its longest ever manned space mission last October, sending 2 astronauts into space for a month aboard the laboratory.
China’s Jade Rabbit moon rover landed on the Moon in late 2013 to nice national fanfare, however soon suffered severe technical difficulties. The U.S.A. defense department has highlighted China’s increasing space capabilities, saying it had been pursuing activities aimed at preventing other nations using space-based assets in a crisis.