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Mission


Tianzhou-1

  • Type: Resupply
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Tianzhou 1 is the first Chinese uncrewed cargo spacecraft to service the Tiangong 2 and follow on space stations.

Location


201

Wenchang Space Launch Site, People’s Republic of China

201 has witnessed the launch of 16 rockets, including 16 orbital launch attempts, while Wenchang Space Launch Site, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 26 rocket launches.

201

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 7

The Long March 7 is a Chinese liquid-fuelled launch vehicle of the Long March family, developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CAST). It made its inaugural flight on 25 June 2016 and is used to launch Tianzhou resupply spacecraft to the Chinese Space Station.

Long March 7

Agency


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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