China launches its first unmanned orbital module

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On Thursday, September 29, China launched its first Long March 2FT space rocket with a Tiangong-1 orbital module, from the Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia.

On Thursday, September 29, China launched its first Long March 2FT space rocket with a Tiangong-1 orbital module, from the Jiuquan Space Center, Inner Mongolia.
A Tiangong-1 orbital module lifted off September 29 from Jiuquan Space Center. China plans to use the Tiangong-1 module during the first spacecraft-docking experiments in the country’s history. The module will remain in orbit for two years, and the first docking is scheduled for mid-November 2011.

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