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China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship docks with space station module

Updated: Jun 17,2021 17:23 PM    Xinhua
Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, June 17, 2021 shows China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship having successfully docked with the space station core module Tianhe. China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship has successfully docked with the space station core module Tianhe on June 17, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA). [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship has successfully docked with the space station core module Tianhe on June 17, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

The spaceship, launched on the morning of June 17, completed orbital status setting after entering the orbit and conducted a fast autonomous rendezvous and docking with the front docking port of Tianhe at 3:54 pm (Beijing Time), forming a three-module complex with the cargo craft Tianzhou-2.

The whole process took approximately 6.5 hours.

This is Tianhe's first rendezvous and docking with a Shenzhou spaceship since it was sent into orbit on April 29.

The spaceship, atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket, was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gobi Desert at 9:22 am (Beijing Time).

Three astronauts aboard Shenzhou-12 — Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo — will then enter the Tianhe module, according to the mission plan.

China launched Tianzhou-2 on May 29, and the cargo craft docked with Tianhe on May 30.

Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, June 17, 2021 shows China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship having successfully docked with the space station core module Tianhe. [Photo/Xinhua]
A staff member takes videos of the screen image showing China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship docking with the space station core module Tianhe at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, June 17, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, June 17, 2021 shows China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship having successfully docked with the space station core module Tianhe. [Photo/Xinhua]
Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, June 17, 2021 shows China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship having successfully docked with the space station core module Tianhe. [Photo/Xinhua]
Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, June 17, 2021 shows China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship docking with the space station core module Tianhe. [Photo/Xinhua]
Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, June 17, 2021 shows China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship docking with the space station core module Tianhe. [Photo/Xinhua]
Technical personnel monitor China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship docking with the space station core module Tianhe at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, June 17, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

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