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CHINA TO LAUNCH ROBOTIC CARGO SHIP FOR SPACE LAB IN APRIL

CHINA TO LAUNCH ROBOTIC CARGO SHIP FOR SPACE LAB IN APRIL A key element of China’s human spaceflight program is being prepared for launch this April. The country’s first cargo-carrying spacecraft, known as Tianzhou-1, arrived at a launch site in Wenchang City in southern Hainan Province on Monday, according to Chinese media reports. The robotic Tianzhou-1 can carry about 5 tons of supplies into Earth orbit. The cargo vessel is integral to the operation of the space station that China aims to build by 2020, Chinese officials have said.   More



(Source: CBS News - Feb 16)

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