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China's first space lab module to be launched on Sept. 29

(Xinhua)

13:39, September 28, 2011

The 8.5-ton Tiangong-1 spacecraft and the Long March II-F rocket stand at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Sept 20. The spacecraft is set to blast off at an appropriate time between Tuesday and Friday. (Source: China Daily/Shu Dong)

JIUQUAN, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's first space lab module Tiangong-1 is scheduled to be launched between 9:16 p.m. and 9:31 p.m. Thursday, a spokesman for China's manned space flight project said on Wednesday.

The unmanned module will conduct docking experiments after entering orbit.

The Tiangong-1 was originally scheduled to be launched into low Earth orbit between Sept. 27 and 30. The launch was then rescheduled for Sept. 29 or 30 due to weather conditions.

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