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CHINESE SPACE STATION FREIGHTER CONCLUDES REFUELING DEMO MISSION

CHINESE SPACE STATION FREIGHTER CONCLUDES REFUELING DEMO MISSION China’s Tianzhou 1 freighter, a pathfinder for regular resupply and refueling trips to the country’s planned space station, wrapped up a series of successful propellant transfer tests with the orbiting Tiangong 2 space lab Saturday and detached from the module for more standalone experiments and a destructive re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. Chinese space officials said in a statement that the Tianzhou 1 refueling and resupply craft completed its third transfer of propellant to the Tiangong 2 mini-space station in orbit at 0817 GMT (4:17 a.m. EDT) Saturday...   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Sep 19)

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