China to launch spacecraftOctober 26th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 26 (IANS) China will launch a spacecraft that will perform the country’s first docking with a space lab module.
The country will launch the Shenzhou-8 spacecraft in early November at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, reported Xinhua.
The spacecraft is expected to perform China’s first space docking with Tiangong-1, or Heavenly Palace-1, a space lab module that was launched in September from the same launch centre.
The Shenzhou-8 spacecraft and the carrier rocket, Long March-2F, are being vertically transferred to the launch pad at the centre.
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