China: Shenzhou-12 successfully docked with the orbital station

Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-12 with three astronauts on board successfully docked with the main compartment of the orbital station under construction.

It became known this afternoon, June 17.

Recall that the rocket was launched at 9:22 Peking time from the Jiuquan spaceport in northwest Gansu province.

Astronauts aboard the spacecraft will test the module’s technology, including its life support system. They will return to earth in September.