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May 9, 2022

China launches Tianzhou 4 cargo craft to new Tiangong space station

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

The freighter will help get China’s Tianhe core module ready for a new crewed mission.


China has launched a new cargo mission to its space station module in preparation for the arrival of a new crew in June.

A Long March 7 rocket carrying the robotic Tianzhou 4 spacecraft lifted off from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in southern China’s Hainan Province today (May 9) at 1:56 p.m. EDT (1756 GMT; 1:56 a.m. local time on May 10).

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