China’s second space station (and the world’s eleventh) has just been placed into orbit! It was boosted successfully by a CZ-2F-T2 rocket early this morning. This will be the first Chinese station designed for resupply, although China still considers this all experimental work in preparation for a much larger station to come later.
A crewed flight will follow later, as will an unmanned flight by a robotic spacecraft comparable in mission to the Russian Progress (capable of both resupply and refueling).
There is a Vega launch expected shortly from Kourou, French Guiana; if all goes well, I will be able to post that video tomorrow night. 😉