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Tianzhou-6 cargo craft re-enters atmosphere after completing mission
SOURCE: xinhua     UPDATED: 2024-01-23

China's Tianzhou-6 cargo craft re-entered the atmosphere in a controlled manner at 8:37 p.m. (Beijing Time) Friday, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

Most of the spacecraft's components burned up during the re-entry, and a small amount of its debris fell into the scheduled safe waters.

The Tianzhou-6 separated from the orbiting Tiangong space station combination on Jan. 12 and successfully released an experiment satellite developed by the Dalian University of Technology during its independent flight.

Launched on May 10, 2023 from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in the southern island province of Hainan, the Tianzhou-6 was loaded with propellants, materials for scientific experiments and supplies for taikonauts.