China's Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship successfully completed orbital status setting after entering the orbit and conducted a fast autonomous rendezvous and docking with the front docking port of the core module Tianhe at 15:54 (Beijing Time) on June 17th. They will form a three-module combination with the cargo craft Tianzhou-2, which docked with Tianhe earlier.
The whole process took approximately 6.5 hours.
This is Tianhe’s first rendezvous and docking with a Shenzhou spaceship since it was sent into orbit.
Three astronauts will then enter the Tianhe module from the Shenzhou-12 spaceship, according to the mission plan.