Photo: South China Morning Post Chinese cargo spacecraft Tanjou-1

Tanjou-1 Autonomous planned three-month mission in orbit.

China launched the first cargo spacecraft of its own production – Tanjou-1, reports the South China Morning Post.

It is reported that the ship was launched from the spaceport Wenchang in Hainan province. In orbit he would have to dock with the module Tiangong-2.

After that, Tanjo-1 Autonomous planned three-month mission in orbit, which will be a series of experiments.

The launch of this ship is yet another step to create China’s own space station in early 2020-ies.

China’s successful launch of cargo spacecraft #Tianzhou1 on Thurs represents a step closer to building a space station by approximately 2022

— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) April 20, 2017

We will remind, in October 2016, China launched their own rocket into space, and a month later, China launched its most powerful rocket .