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Tianzhou-1 capable of carrying 6.5 tons of goods into space

CCTV.com

04-17-2017 14:23 BJT

(Source: CGTN)

China's Tianzhou-1 is the country's largest and heaviest spacecraft to date. A cargo spacecraft is necessary for providing astronauts with food and oxygen. The Tianzhou-1 is 10.6 meters long, and is capable of carrying 6.5 tons of goods into space at a time.

The spacecraft contains two cabins, including a propelling module and a cargo bay. The vessel also has a cargo-carrying ratio of 0.48, which is among the highest in the world for a spacecraft of its type.

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