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Tianzhou 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (TZ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Tianzhou 1 [CCTV]

Tianzhou 1 (TZ 1) is the first Chinese cargo spacecraft to service the Tiangong 2 and follow on space stations.

The supply spacecraft is based on the Tiangong design. Tiangong will be launched on CZ-7 rockets from Wenchang.

The maiden flight, Tianzhou 1, was launched in April 2017 to test operations with the experimental Tiangong 2 space station.

The second flight, Tianzhou 2 in 2021 will dock with the next station, the modular Chinese Space Station (CSS). The third and fourth will follow in 2022 and 2023.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Supply, cargo
Operator: CNSA
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 12910 kg (#1)
Orbit: 400 km × 400 km, 42.8
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tianzhou 1 (TZ 1) 2017-021A 20.04.2017 We LC-201 CZ-7 with SilkRoad-1 01
Tianzhou 2 (TZ 2) 2021-046A 29.05.2021 We LC-201 CZ-7
Tianzhou 3 (TZ 3) 2021-085A 20.09.2021 We LC-201 CZ-7
Tianzhou 4 (TZ 4) 2022-050A 09.05.2022 We LC-201 CZ-7 with Zhixing 3A
Tianzhou 5 (TZ 5) 2022-152A 12.11.2022 We LC-201 CZ-7 with XW 4

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