On Nov. 12, the Long March 7 remote 6 launch vehicle carrying the Tianzhou 5 cargo spacecraft
The launch was punctually ignited at 10:03 a.m. on Nov. 12 at China’s Wenchang Space Launch Complex.
About 10 minutes later, the ship and arrow successfully separated and entered the scheduled orbit, and the spacecraft’s solar sails were smoothly deployed, making the launch a complete success.
At 12:10, Tianzhou V took the autonomous fast rendezvous and docking mode and successfully docked at the space station sky and core module rearward port.
Chinese astronauts for the first time in the space station to meet the visit of cargo spacecraft.
The launch mission took only 2 hours from ignition to rendezvous and docking.
A rewrite of the October 14, 2020 Russian Soyuz MS-17 and the International Space Station rendezvous and docking record of 3 hours and 3 minutes. (Science and Technology Daily)