China launches new cargo mission to space station
China launched a new cargo mission on Wednesday night to transport supplies to its orbiting Tiangong space station, according to the China Manned Space Agency.
Carrying the Tianzhou-6 cargo craft, a Long March-7 Y7 rocket lifted off at 9:22pm (Beijing Time) from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern island province of Hainan, the agency said.
After around 10 minutes, Tianzhou-6 separated from the rocket and entered its designated orbit. Its solar panels soon unfolded and began working. The agency declared the launch a complete success.
The cargo vessel will later conduct an automated rendezvous and docking with the station combination in orbit.