Tianzhou-2 Cargo Spacecraft
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations and GS -III – Economy
- China recently launched and docked a cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-2.
- It is another step towards completing the construction of its first space station.
- It was launched on a Long March-7 rocket.
- It will be followed by the launch of another cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-3, and two manned missions, Shenzhou-12 and Shenzhou-13.
- The manned missions will each carry three astronauts who will spend several months in orbit.
Do you know?
- The launch was a third landmark for China’s space programme in recent weeks.
- China landed a spacecraft in Mars on May 15 carrying its first Mars rover, Zhurong.
- The Tianhe module, which the cargo spacecraft docked with was launched on April 29.