The Long March 5B rocket to launch the Tianhe core module for China's space station is undergoing assembly in the port city of Tianjin. It is expected to soon leave the factory for delivery to Wenchang launch centre via Yuanwang cargo ships. Source: CMSA https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzI0NTU3MTk1Nw==&mid=2247491566&idx=1&sn=defcfd9987bca2b4d9e892269de09576
/.../Besides, the rocket maker has recently completed a reliability test run for its high-thrust oxyhydrogen engine designed for the Long March-5B carrier rocket, which will be used to launch different modules of China's space station. The core module is scheduled for launch this spring.
Is this launch also expected to leave a large piece of debris in orbit?
Quote from: Stan Black on 01/05/2021 12:03 pmIs this launch also expected to leave a large piece of debris in orbit?Yes. The core stage will be temporarily in orbit and will eventually reenter by itself.
I received from a friend in China the following launch road map:March 2021: CZ-5B Y2 - Tianhe core moduleApril 2021: CZ-7 Y3 - Tianzhou-2June 2021: CZ-2F/G Y12 - SZ-12Aug 2021: CZ-7 Y4 - Tianzhou-3Sep 2021: CZ-2F/G Y13 - SZ-13