China's Tianzhou-4 cargo craft re-enters atmosphere -Xinhua

China's Tianzhou-4 cargo craft re-enters atmosphere

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Editor: huaxia

2022-11-15 10:52:16

This simulated image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center on May 10, 2022 shows China's cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-4 docking with the combination of the space station core module Tianhe and the Tianzhou-3 cargo craft.  (Xinhua/Guo Zhongzheng)

BEIJING, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- China's Tianzhou-4 cargo craft, tasked with supporting the Shenzhou-14 crewed mission, re-entered the atmosphere on Tuesday, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

The spacecraft re-entered the atmosphere in a controlled manner at 7:21 a.m. (Beijing Time). Most of the spacecraft burned up during the re-entry and a small amount of debris fell into the planned waters of the South Pacific.

The Tianzhou-4 cargo craft was launched on May 10 from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern province of Hainan, transporting about 6 tonnes of supplies to China's space station.

It departed from the space station combination on Nov. 9 and then carried out tests on space technology, said the agency. 


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