China Launches its First Cargo Spacecraft
April 20 , 2017
As per reports, China launched its first cargo spacecraft on Thursday. It was a crucial step to have a permanently manned space station by 2022.
The Tianzhou-1 cargo resupply spacecraft lifted off on a Long March-7 Y2 rocket from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre located in Hainan.
The administrators at ground control declared the mission a success.
It is expected that the cargo spacecraft will dock in two days with the Tiangong 2 space laboratory.