08 January 2022
In the very early morning of 8 January, the SZ-13 crew conducted a manual rendezvous and docking test with the TZ-2 cargo craft. The procedure was teleoperated by the crew from inside the Tianhe core module with spport by mission control. In a 1st step, the TZ-2 craft was commanded to undock from its docking port and move to a pre-planned parking position. After a short stay, TZ-2 moved back towards the Tianhe module and re-docked. The process took about 2 h and was completed at 7:55 BJT.
Footage of TZ-2 manual docking test on the CNSA YouTube channel