China Watch Blog has learnt that China will launch an unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 at 5:58 a.m. on November 1. The fuel will be injected into carrier rocket on Oct 31.
At present all the systems are in correct technical state. The spacecraft and the launching site are in good conditions, meeting the mission’s requirement, a spokesman was quoted as saying in a People’s Daily report.
The spacecraft is expected to perform China’s first space docking with Tiangong-1, or Heavenly Palace-1, a space lab that was launched in September, Xinhua news agency reported.If you think China Watch Blog's information is useful, click on cup of coffee on left hand side and make a small contribution via PayPal