Beijing, Oct 16 CGTN – China’s Shenzhou-13 crewed spaceship docked successfully with the
radial port of the space station’s core module Tianhe at 6:56 a.m. Saturday Beijing Time, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
The spaceship, launched on early Saturday morning, completed orbital status setting after entering the orbit and conducted a fast automated rendezvous and docking with Tianhe, forming a complex together with the cargo craft Tianzhou-2 and Tianzhou-3.
The whole process took approximately 6.5 hours, the CMSA said.
This is the second crewed mission during the construction of China’s space station Tiangong.
The three taikonauts – Zhai Zhigang (the commander), Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu – will enter the core module as scheduled.
The trio will stay in orbit for six months, which will set a record for a Chinese crewed mission in space.