Tianzhou 7
Tianzhou 1 model
A Tianzhou 3D model
Mission typeTiangong space station resupply
COSPAR ID2024-013A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.58811Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration126 days, 14 hours and 38 minutes (in progress)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeTianzhou
ManufacturerChina Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Launch mass14,000 kg (31,000 lb)
Payload mass7,400 kg (16,300 lb)
Dimensions10.6 m × 3.35 m (34.8 ft × 11.0 ft)
Space stationTiangong space station
Start of mission
Launch date17 January 2024, 14:27 UTC[1]
RocketLong March 7
Launch siteWenchang Satellite Launch Center, LC-201
ContractorChina Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Docking with Tiangong space station
Docking portTianhe Aft port
Docking date17 January 2024, 17:46 UTC
Time docked126 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes

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Tianzhou 7 (Chinese: ) is the seventh mission of the Tianzhou-class uncrewed cargo spacecraft, and the sixth resupply mission to the Tiangong Space Station. Like previous Tianzhou missions, the spacecraft was launched from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan, China on a Long March 7 rocket.

Mission history

On 20 November 2023, CMSA announced that Tianzhou 7 had completed manufacturing, and was delivered to Wenchang.[2]

On 21 December 2023, Long March 7 Y8, the launch vehicle for this mission, arrived at Wenchang Space Launch Site. It started to conduct stacking and tests with the already arrived Tianzhou 7.[3]

On 17 January 2024 at 14:27 UTC, Long March 7 Y8 successfully lifted off from Wenchang SLS's LC-201, propelling Tianzhou 7 towards the Tiangong Station.[4] The spacecraft docked successfully with Tiangong some three hours later at 17:46 UTC.[5]


Main article: Tianzhou (spacecraft)


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  2. ^ Honge, Mo (20 November 2023). "China's Tianzhou-7 cargo spacecraft transported to launch site, mission logo revealed". Ecns.cn. Archived from the original on 24 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Rocket arrives at launch site for Tianzhou-7 cargo mission". The State Council of the People's Republic of China. 21 December 2023. Archived from the original on 12 January 2024.
  4. ^ "Long March 7 | Tianzhou 7". nextspaceflight.com. Retrieved 2024-01-17.
  5. ^ "China's cargo craft Tianzhou-7 docks with space station combination". The State Council of the People's Republic of China. 18 January 2024. Archived from the original on 20 January 2024.