China Launches Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory Module

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
September 15, 2016
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China Launches Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory Module
Launch of China's Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory Module.

China launched the Tiangong-2 space laboratory module on a Long March 2F rocket today. The two year year mission of Tiangong-2 will see two Chinese astronauts occupy the space lab for up to a month at a time to perform a variety of scientific experiments.
In October, Shenzhou 11, will launch with two astronauts on the first mission to the newly commissioned space lab.

China Launches Tiangong-2 Space Lab

Video: Press conference on Tiangong-2 space lab launch

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