China prepares to launch Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft

WENCHANG, Hainan, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) - The combination of the Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft and a Long March-7 Y4 carrier rocket has been transferred to the launching area of the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said Thursday.

The Long March-7 carrier rocket carrying the Tianzhou-3 cargo ship (Photo: CCTV)

The CMSA said the Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft will be launched in the near future at an appropriate time.

The facilities and equipment at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site are in good condition, and various pre-launch function checks and joint tests will be carried out as planned, the CMSA added.