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Series of experiments aboard Tiangong-2 space lab


10-17-2016 19:27 BJT

Full coverage: China Tiangong-2 Space Lab Launch

A record number of 14 experiments will be carried out on the Tiangong-2 space lab after it docks with the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft on Tuesday evening. The experiments cover cutting edge technologies such as space materials science and space life science.

Astronauts are going to use the world's first in-space cold atomic clock to measure time more accurately, and increase the precision of navigation systems here on Earth. They are also expected to carry out China's first experiment on cultivating plants in space, gathering experience for the future construction of a permanent space station.

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