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Tiangong-2 at docking altitude


09-17-2016 03:27 BJT

Full coverage: China Tiangong-2 Space Lab Launch

China moved closer to its goal of building a space station, by putting the Tiangong-2 space lab into orbit on Thursday. The space lab had two orbit maneuvers today from more than 380 kilometers above the Earth. Tiangong-2 moved up another 13 kilometers away from the blue planet and reached the optimum altitude for docking the Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft, that's scheduled to launch in October.

During their 30-day mission, the two astronauts will conduct 14 experiments on space science and application of space technology. The results will help prepare for longer space flight and longer space habitation.

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