China could launch the Wentian module of its Tiangong space station.

Astronauts from China have been living and working aboard Tianhe, the first module of the country’s Tiangong space station, since last year. In 2022, China has scheduled the launch of two laboratory sections to complete the orbital outpost -- first Wentian, then Mengtian. Each module will be sent on the Long March 5B, China’s most powerful rocket. It’s the one that caused alarm in 2021 when its booster section completed an out-of-control reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. We will provide a precise launch date when one becomes available. Read more about China’s space station here: