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Highlights of Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft launch

The Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft blasted off at 07:30 BJT (23:30 GMT Sunday) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. The spacecraft, wi...

China successfully launches the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft

At approximately 4:30 am (BJT), the Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-11 lifted off from from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert. In two day it wil...

Shenzhou-11

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

This is the sixth crewed mission for China's Shenzhou program. Shenzhou-11 will carry two taikonauts, Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong, to the Tiangong-2 space station launched earlier in the year. The taikonauts will stay in Tiangong-2 for 30 days.

Long March 2F

Family: Long March
Configuration: F

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Shenzhou 11


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Tiangong-2
Serial Number: 11

Shenzhou 11 was a crewed spaceflight of the Shenzhou program of China, launched on 17 October 2016 (16 October UTC) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. It was China's sixth crewed space mission. Two days after launch, it docked with the Tiangong-2 space laboratory, which had been launched on September 15, 2016.

Shenzhou Details

Crew


Jing Haipeng

Commander - Chinese - (CNSA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Oct. 24, 1966
Age: 54

Chen Dong

Flight Engineer - Chinese - (CNSA)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Dec. 12, 1978
Age: 41

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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Chairmen & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 229 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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