China News Service, Wenchang, September 20 (Mar Shuaisha Guo Chaokai) The reporter learned from the China Manned Space Engineering Office that the Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft successfully completed its orbital status setting after it entered orbit, at 22:00 on September 20th, Beijing time. At 08, it successfully docked to the space station's sky and core module rearward ports using the autonomous rapid rendezvous and docking mode.
The whole process lasted about 6.5 hours.
Tianzhou-3 is loaded with astronaut living supplies, extravehicular space suits and expedition consumables, space station platform materials, some loads and propellants, etc. After completing the rendezvous and docking with the Tianhe core module and the Tianzhou-2 assembly, it will be transferred Enter the flight status of the three-cabin (ship) combination.
At 15:10 that day, the Long March 7 Yaosi carrier rocket carrying the Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft was ignited and launched at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in China.
About 597 seconds later, the spacecraft and the rocket successfully separated and entered the predetermined orbit.
At 15:22, the spacecraft’s solar panels were deployed smoothly and working normally.