09 May, 2020
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China’s experimental spaceship works normally in orbit
China's new-generation spaceship launched earlier in the week is working normally in orbit after completing a series of planned operations
The experimental spaceship was launched without crew by China's new large carrier rocket Long March-5B from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in Hainan. So far, the new spaceship has unfolded its solar panels and positioned them towards the sun, deployed its relay antenna and established a relay communication link, as well as conducted autonomous orbit control four times
It is scheduled to touch down at the Dongfeng landing site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. China initiated the manned space programme in 1992. In recent years, it has emerged as a major space power with manned space missions and landing a rover in the dark side of the moon. It is currently building a space station of its own expected to be ready by 2022.
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