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Shenzhou 14

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Third crewed flight to the Chinese large modular space station.

Updates

SwGustav • June 5, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

Successful insertion of Shenzhou 14 into the rendezvous trajectory. Launch officially declared a success.


SwGustav • June 5, 2022, 2:44 a.m.

Liftoff


Jay • June 5, 2022, 12:42 a.m.

Webcast live


Long March 2

Family:
Configuration: F/G

The Long March 2F is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket, part of the Long March 2 rocket family. Designed to launch the crewed Shenzhou spacecraft, the Long March 2F is a human-rated two-stage version of the Long March 2E rocket, which in turn was based on the Long March 2C launch vehicle. It is launched from complex SLS at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    62.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.35 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    464 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Long March 2
  • Family
  • Variant
    F/G
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Long March 2F/G
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8399 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Shenzhou 14


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Tiangong space station
Serial Number: 14

Third crewed mission to the Chinese Space Station.

Shenzhou Details

Crew


Chen Dong

Commander - configurations.Country.None - ( CNSA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Dec. 12, 1978
Age: 45

Cai Xuzhe

Operator - configurations.Country.None - ( CNSA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: May 1, 1976
Age: 48

Liu Yang

Operator - configurations.Country.None - ( CNSA )

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Oct. 6, 1978
Age: 45

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

(CASC)

Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei Founded: 1999 Successes: 460 Failures: 14 Pending: 7

Agency Type:

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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