Tiangong 1 and 2

Author(s): Thomas Tarrants (Sirius_Alpha) DaveBowman2001

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Tiangong 1 and 2 were the first space stations operated by China. Like the Salyut series before Mir, they served as testbeds for their modular space station that was eventually launched in 2021. A total of four Shenzhou and one Tianzhou missions visited the two space stations during their cumulative operational history from 2011 to 2019


  • The "Go-to" button button will automatically take you to Tiangong 1. To successfully view it and its identical successor, Tiangong 2, refer to the dates given on the Table provided below
  • Visiting crew/cargo missions require the Shenzhou 8 to 18 and Tianzhou 1 to 6 addons installed
  • Not to be confused with the similarly named Tiangong Space Station that is currently in orbit around Earth since April 2021

Tiangong 1 and 2
Mission Start End
Tiangong 1 2011-Sept-292018-Apr-2
Tiangong 2 2016-Sept-152019-Jul-19

Tiangong 1 and Shenzhou 9

Tiangong 2 and Tianzhou 1

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