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China launches core module of its space station

 

  • China on 29 April launched the core module of its space station, kicking off a series of key launch missions that aim to complete the construction of the station by the end of next year. 
  • The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the Tianhe module, blasted off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on the coast of the southern island province of Hainan. 
  • The space station will be a T shape with the core module at the centre and a lab capsule on each side.