Beijing: China on Sunday launched the second of three modules for its space station.
The first one was sent in April 2021.
According to Global Times, the giant heavy lift Long March-5B Y3 carrier rocket took off from the Wenchang Space Launch Site at 2:22 pm (local time).
After a flight of about 8 minutes, the Wentian module separated from the rocket body and entered the preset orbit, China Manned Space Agency.
The third part of the three-module China Space Station basic structure, the second lab module Mengtian, is expected to be launched and connected to the combination by October, Global Times reported.