China's Wentian space lab completes 1st in-orbit transposition maneuver

China's space station lab module Wentian successfully completed in-orbit transposition at 12:44 p.m. on September 30, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMS).

It's the first time China has completed the in-orbit transposition of a large-scale spacecraft cabin by applying transfer facilities, the CMS said. During the transposition, the Wentian lab module first completed its state configuration and separated from the space station's core module Tianhe. Following up, Wentian conducted transposition and then docked with the side port of the space station's node cabin. Lasting around one hour, the operation was the result of cooperation between astronauts in space and professionals on Earth, the agency said.

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