China Plans Early September Launch for Tiangong-1 Space Station

The Tiangong-1 space station with a Shenzhou spacecraft. Credit: CNSA

The People’s Daily reports:

According to an unnamed source in a position of authority in Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, the remarkable Chinese unmanned space module Tiangong 1 will be launched soon.

However, because the experimental orbiter SJ-11-04, which was launched last week, failed to enter Earth’s orbit, the launch of Tiangong 1 has been postponed until early September.


  • JSz

    Is it Tiangong in the figure? I can see Shenzhou spacecraft and second orbital module…

  • Noel Gomes

    Today Tiangong 1 hovers above Sao Paulo, Brazil, I try to see it!