Docking

Shenzhou 13 Docking

Chinese Space Station Tiangong space station Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou 13

The Shenzhou 13 spacecraft will dock autonomously to the Chinese Space Station, carrying CNSA astronauts Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu to the Chinese Space Station.

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Cosmic_Penguin • Oct. 15, 2021, 5:15 p.m.

Added docking post-launch.

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Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou 13

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation | CHN
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China
Oct. 15, 2021, 4:23 p.m.
Status: Launch Successful
Mission:

Second crewed flight to the Chinese Tiangong space station carrying Zhai Zhigang, commander, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu, operators, on their second, second and first spaceflight respectively. Their mission duration onboard the TSS is 6 months, the longest so far in Chinese spaceflight.

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Low Earth Orbit Government Founded: April 29, 2021 Mass: 22.0T Volume: 50 m³

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