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China: First successful unmanned space docking

Recently, two of China’s unmanned spacecrafts successfully docked for the first time high above the Earth. China has termed it a major technological breakthrough in its ambitious programme to establish a manned space station by 2020. The Shenzhou-8 spacecraft coupled with the Tiangong-1 module, at a height of 343 km above Earth. The success of ..

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China’s First Unmanned Space Laboratory “Tiangong-1”

Tiangong-1, China’s first unmanned space laboratory was successfully launched from a site in the Gobi Desert. The literal meaning of the word Tiangong is heavenly palace. With this development, China has become the 3rd country after Russia and USA to operate a permanent space station. This space lab launched by China likely to be operational ..

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Tiangong-1: China’s First Spacelab

Tiangong-1 is the first space lab of China, scheduled to be launched in September 2011. It is prelude to a multiphase construction programme (Tiangong programme, or Project 921-2 ) aimed at building a large space station around 2020. The Tiangong-1 (Heavenly Palace-1) unmanned space lab prototype is scheduled to blast off shortly as a test-bed ..

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