Watch the Launch

Additional Media

Live: Tianzhou-4 resupply mission to China Space Station

China plans to launch Tianzhou-4, carrying supplies for the upcoming Shenzhou-14, to Tiangong (China Space Station). The launch is now targeted at ~17:56 UTC...

Tianzhou-4

Circle Image

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Resupply

Low Earth Orbit 201 Wenchang Space Launch Site, People's Republic of China

Third cargo delivery mission to the Chinese large modular space station.

Updates

Nosu • May 9, 2022, 6:25 p.m.

Successful launch


Nosu • May 9, 2022, 5:57 p.m.

Liftoff


Nosu • May 9, 2022, 5:34 p.m.

webcast live


Long March 7

Family:
Configuration:

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    53.1 m
  • Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.2 m
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    7128 kN
Family
  • Name
    Long March 7
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 7
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    13500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    5500 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Tianzhou-4


Active Cargo Unmanned Payload Capacity: 6700 kg
Destination: Chinese Space Station
Serial Number: 4

Fourth operational Tianzhou spacecraft

Tianzhou Details

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

(CASC)

Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 460 Failures: 14 Pending: 7

Agency Type:

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.

INFO WIKI

Related News

SpaceNews

China’s Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft deployed a small satellite before deorbiting

China’s Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft released a small satellite after its departure from the Tiangong space station and ahead of its controlled deorbiting.

SpaceNews

Tianzhou-4 cargo craft docks with Chinese space station

The Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft completed an automated docking in orbit with the Tianhe space station module late Monday following launch from Wenchang.

Spaceflight Now

China launches Tianzhou 4 cargo ship heading for space station

China launched the Tianzhou 4 cargo freighter for the country’s space station Monday, beginning a resupply mission to stage hardware, propellant, and provisions at the complex before arrival of the next long-duration crew in June.

NASA Spaceflight

Tianzhou 4 cargo launch to begin busy space station year for China

China plans to launch the Tianzhou 4 cargo resupply mission on Monday, May 9 at 17:56 UTC (13:56 EDT) to the Tiangong space station. The Tianzhou spacecraft will fly on a Chang Zheng 7 rocket from the Wenchang Space Launch Site in Hainan, …

SpaceNews

China gears up for new space station missions, record-breaking crew set to return home

A Long March rocket arrived at Wenchang spaceport Monday in preparation for a new round of space station missions starting May.

Wenchang Space Launch Site, People's Republic of China

201


SpaceShipTwo
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Galactic 07
Spaceport America - Air launch to Suborbital flight

Seventh commercial Virgin Galactic mission.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Starlink Group 8-8
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Starlink Group 10-1
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 22 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Starship
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Integrated Flight Test 4
Orbital Launch Mount A - SpaceX Starbase, TX, USA

Fourth test flight of the two-stage Starship launch vehicle.


Ceres-1
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
3 satellites
Launch Area 95A - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Carried 3 satellites to polar orbit, details TBD: * TEE-01B *Naxing-3A/B


Atlas V N22
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
CST-100 Starliner Crewed Flight Test
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

This is the first crewed test flight of Starliner spacecraft. It will carry NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore and Suni Williams to the International Spa…


Electron
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
PREFIRE And Ice (PREFIRE 2)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1B - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

Second 6U Cubesat carrying a miniaturized IR spectrometer, covering 0- 45 μm at 0.84 μm spectral resolution, operating for one seasonal cycle for NAS…


Falcon 9
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Starlink Group 8-5
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 20 satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Falcon 9
Success
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Starlink Group 6-64
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of satellites for the Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Ceres-1
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
5 satellites
Launch Area 95A - Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Carried 5 satellites to orbit: * Jiguang 01 & 02, a pair of inter-satellite laser communication testing satellites * Yunyao-1-14/25/26 GNSS occul…