The Long March-7 Y6 rocket was launched at 10:03 a.m. local time (2:03 a.m. GMT) from Wenchang Cosmodrome in southern Hainan Province, and ten minutes later the cargo ship entered its designated orbit.
Tianzhu-5 is the operational cargo spacecraft with the largest transport capacity in the world and can carry out tasks such as sending materials to station crew, supporting operations in Tiangong orbit, or carrying out fuel supply for infrastructure.
On the mission that began on November 12, the cargo ship is carrying five tons of products to the Chinese space station, including food, medical supplies and cleaning products for astronauts known to China as astronauts.
It also transports spare parts and maintenance for the station, 1,400 kilos of reserve fuel and various types of seeds that will be used in space farming experiments.
By 2024, it will likely become the world’s only space station, and that can only happen if the International Space Station, led by the United States and to which China is denied access due to military ties to its space program, retires that year. as scheduled.
It is important to remember that the Chinese space program succeeded in landing the Chang’e 4 probe on the far side of the moon, in addition to reaching Mars for the first time, becoming the third country after the United States and the extinct Soviet Union. Earth
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