China to launch rockets with larger thrust

China is working on the development of a new generation of carrier rockets featuring a larger thrust to cater to the demand of building a space station, a chief rocket engineer said Thursday.

Heavenly Palace: China's dream in space

With a length of 10.4 meters and maximum diameter of 3.35 meters, China's first space lab module is hardly the size of any palace.

Space lab module ready for launch

Fuel has been injected into the Long March carrier rocket, which the Tiangong-1 is mounted to and scheduled to be launched Thursday evening at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.