Tianzhou

Active Cargo Unknown Payload Capacity: 6500 kg Diameter: 3.35 m Height: 9.0 m

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC)

April 20, 2017

Cargo Earth Orbit Logistics

Flight Life

180 days in orbit

Description

Autonomous cargo spacecraft used to resupply the Chinese Space Station.

History

The Tianzhou is a Chinese automated cargo spacecraft that was first launched on April 20, 2017 to resupply Tiangong-1. It demonstrated autonomous propellant transfer in orbit.


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Government
Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei
CASC 1999

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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