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Tianzhou-1

  • Serial Number: 1
  • In Space: No
  • Height: 9 m
  • Diameter: 3.35 m
  • Status: Single Use

The Tianzhou-1 spacecraft embarked on 1 flight(s), showcasing its capability of Cargo Earth Orbit Logistics and designed with a flight life of 180 days in orbit. Notably, it boasts a crew capacity accommodating up to Array astronauts and a payload capacity of 6700 kg.

First operational Tianzhou spacecraft. Launched to the Tiangong-2 space station.

Launches

History


The Tianzhou is a Chinese automated cargo spacecraft that was first launched on April 20, 2017 to resupply Tiangong-1. It demonstrated autonomous propellant transfer in orbit.

Autonomous cargo spacecraft used to resupply the Chinese Space Station.

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.

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