Accompanying satellite sends back images of Tiangong II, Shenzhou XI
Updated: 2016-10-25 09:49
By Guo Kai(chinadaily.com.cn)
The image sent back by an accompanying satellite shows Tiangong II (top) and Shenzhou XI (bottom) in space on Oct 23, 2016. [Photo/IC]
An accompanying satellite launched from space lab Tiangong II on Sunday at 7:31 am has sent back images of the space lab and spacecraft Shenzhou XI.
The satellite, which weighs 47 kilograms and is the size of a printer, was launched into space aboard Tiangong II on Sept 15, said the Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Lyu Congmin, a scientist with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that this image was taken by the satellite at a distance of some 29 meters from Tiangong II and Shenzhou XI.