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Shenzhou-10

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

This isthe fifth crewed mission for China's Shenzhou program which lasted 15 days. Shenzhou-10 began its mission by bringing Nie Haisheng, Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping to the Tiangong-1 space station. During their 12-day stay at the station astronauts conducted space medicine and technological experiments, and Wang Yaping gave a lecture for over 60 million Chinese students. On 23 June undocked from the station and performed manual re-docking procedure, which was one of the objectives of the mission. On 25 June Shenzhou-10 undocked from the station and landed safely on the morning of the next day.

Long March 2F

Family: Long March
Configuration: F

Specifications
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    Long March 2F
  • Family
    Long March
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    Long March 2F
Payload Capacity
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  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
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Shenzhou 10


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Tiangong-1
Serial Number: 10

The Shenzhou spacecraft docked with the Tiangong-1 trial space laboratory module on 13 June, and the astronauts performed physical, technological, and scientific experiments while on board. Shenzhou 10 was the final mission to Tiangong 1 in this portion of the Tiangong program.

Shenzhou Details

Crew


Nie Haisheng

Commander - Chinese - (CNSA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Oct. 13, 1964
Age: 55

Zhang Xiaoguang

Flight Engineer - Chinese - (CNSA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: May 1, 1966
Age: 54

Wang Yaping

Flight Engineer - Chinese - (CNSA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Jan. 27, 1980
Age: 40

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 224 Failures: 10 Pending: 10

Agency Type: Government

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

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Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Pad: Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)


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