China’s Mengtian lab module successfully docks with Tiangong space station combination at 4:27 a.m., Nov. 1, 2022. (Photo from China Manned Space)
(ECNS) -- China’s Mengtian lab module successfully docked with Tiangong space station combination on Tuesday, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
Mengtian, the second lab module of China's space station, docked with the front part of the Tianhe core module at 4:27 a.m. Tuesday (Beijing Time) after entering the planned orbit.
It took about 13 hours to accomplish the rendezvous and docking.
Mengtian will conduct transposition as planned later and form a T-shaped structure together with the Tianhe core module and the Wentian lab module.