Chinese space station
China’s Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft released a small satellite after its departure from the Tiangong space station and ahead of its controlled deorbiting.
China has six astronauts aboard its recently-completed space station for the first time following the arrival of three crew members aboard Shenzhou-15.
China intends to use its newly-completed Tiangong space station to test key technologies required for space-based polar power.
A large rocket stage used to launch the final module for China’s space station made an uncontrolled reentry into the atmosphere Friday after precautionary airspace closures took effect in southern Europe.
The large first stage of the Long March 5B rocket which sent the Mengtian space station module into orbit earlier this week is set for an uncontrolled reentry Friday, Nov. 4.
A third module has arrived at China’s space station, completing the construction of the country’s crewed orbital outpost.
China is preparing to launch the final missions to complete its three-module Tiangong space station which it plans to keep constantly occupied for at least a decade.
Work to assemble a Long March 5B heavy-lift rocket is underway at Wenchang spaceport as China prepares to complete the construction of its Tiangong space station.
The first stage of the Long March 5B rocket which launched China’s Wentian space station module could reenter the atmosphere around July 31, according to a prediction from the Aerospace Corporation.
China added a new experiment module to its space station Sunday, following a high-profile launch from the country’s coastal spaceport.
China is gearing up to send a second module to its under-construction space station with a launch from the coastal Wenchang spaceport later this month.
China’s Shenzhou-14 crewed spacecraft docked with the Tianhe space station module early Sunday, marking the start of a crucial six-month-long mission.
A Long March 5B rocket has arrived at Wenchang spaceport as China gears up to send its second space station module into orbit.
China is preparing to launch three astronauts to its Tiangong space station to oversee a crucial phase of construction of the orbital outpost.
The Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft completed an automated docking in orbit with the Tianhe space station module late Monday following launch from Wenchang.
A Long March rocket arrived at Wenchang spaceport Monday in preparation for a new round of space station missions starting May.
China deorbited the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft Thursday after testing on-orbit docking, refueling and module transposition for the Chinese space station.
China is planning to open its space station to commercial missions and activities, according to a senior human spaceflight program official.
China’s main space contractor will target more than 40 orbital launches this year, including completion of the Tiangong space station, following 48 successful launches in 2021.
China has informed the United Nations that its crewed space station twice maneuvered to avoid potential collisions with SpaceX Starlink satellites earlier this year.