The Mengtian lab module has successfully docked with China's Tiangong space station combination, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
Mengtian, Tiangong's second lab module, docked with the front port of Tianhe, the space station's core module, at 4:27 am Tuesday (Beijing Time) after it entered the planned orbit, the CMSA said. The whole process of rendezvous and docking took approximately 13 hours.
Later, Mengtian will conduct transposition as planned, according to the CMSA. The Mengtian module, together with Tianhe core module and Wentian lab module, will then form the space station's basic configuration in T shape.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
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Washington DC (UPI) Nov 01, 2022
China successfully launched the third and final module needed to complete the Tiangong Space Station.
The Chinese National Space Administration announced its Mengtian module arrived in low Earth orbit after a 13-hour voyage. Mengtian was carried to orbit by a Long March 5B, which was designed specifically to launch the Tiangong modules into space.
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