Chinese space agency soon to launch his second space lab Tiangong-2. “Tiangong-2 will be launched into space between September 15 and 20”, the office of China’s manned space program said.
The space lab was transferred with its carrier rocket to launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre it took 90 minutes to complete the transfer from the assembling centre.
“The completion of the transfer signals that the space lab Tiangong-2 mission has entered its launching stage,” it said.
Tiangong-2 — which can enable two astronauts to live in space for 30 days, nearly double the national record for space stay is capable of receiving manned and cargo spaceships and will be used for testing systems and processes for mid-term space stays and refuelling.
China’s first space lab Tiangong-1, which was launched in September 2011, ended its data service earlier this year. It had docked with Shenzhou-8, Shenzhou-9 and Shenzhou-10 spacecraft and undertaken a series of experiments.