Tianzhou 4

Summary

Tianzhou 4
Tianzhou 1 model
A 1:144 scale Tianzhou 1 model
Mission typeTiangong space station resupply
OperatorCNSA
Websitehttp://www.cnsa.gov.cn/
Mission duration12 months (planned)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftTianzhou-4
Spacecraft typeTianzhou
ManufacturerChina Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Dry mass6,640 kg (14,640 lb)
Dimensions10.6 m × 3.35 m (34.8 ft × 11.0 ft)
Powerwatts
Expedition
Space StationTiangong space station
Start of mission
Launch dateApril 2022 (planned)[1]
RocketLong March 7
Launch siteWenchang Satellite Launch Center, LC-2
ContractorChina Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Inclination41.5°
Docking with Tianhe
 
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Tianzhou 4 (Chinese: 天舟四号) is a planned mission of the Tianzhou-class unmanned cargo spacecraft, currently scheduled to launch in March-April 2022.[1] Like previous Tianzhou missions, the spacecraft will be launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan, China on a Long March 7 rocket.[1]

It is a part of the construction of the Tiangong space station, and will be the third cargo resupply mission to the already launched Tianhe core module (CCM).

Spacecraft

References

  1. ^ a b c https://spacenews.com/tianzhou-3-spacecraft-docks-with-chinese-space-station/