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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

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Resupply

Low Earth Orbit Wenchang Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, 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.

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Long March 7

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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
    Long March 7
  • 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: 6500 kg
Destination: Chinese Space Station
Serial Number: 4

Fourth operational Tianzhou spacecraft

Tianzhou Details

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 398 Failures: 13 Pending: 4

Agency Type: Government

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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