Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou 16

Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou 16

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

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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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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Shenzhou 16

Fifth crewed flight to the Chinese space station.

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Shenzhou 16


Serial 16

Launch Crew Count 3

Status Single Use

Landing Time 2023-10-31T00:12:00+0000


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Crew

Jing Haipeng

Commander

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1966-10-24

Status Active

Type Government


Yangzhu Zhu

Engineer

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1986-09-01

Status Active

Type Government


Haichao Gui

Payload Specialist

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1986-11-01

Status Active

Type Government


Long March 2F/G


Height 62.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 0 kN

Diameter 3.35 Meters

Mass To LEO 8399 kg

Liftoff Mass 464 Tonnes


Launch Success 15

Consecutive Success 15

Maiden Flight 2011-10-31

Launch Failures 0


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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-30T01:50:26+0000

Launch success.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-30T01:32:03+0000

Liftoff.

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LL2

2023-05-29T23:13:50+0000

Livestream has started

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-29T02:32:56+0000

Tweak in T-0.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-25T11:32:08+0000

Launch date and time confirmed by NOTAMs.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2023-05-22T08:20:29+0000

NET May 30 ~01:28 UTC per CSS orbit tracking & rollout to pad currently underway. Launch time is calculated from CSS orbit parameters and may be off by minutes.

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Nosu

2023-03-21T19:12:53+0000

Adding launch NET May

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Programs

Shenzhou

The Shenzhou program is a crewed spaceflight initiative by China. The program put the first Chinese citizen, Yang Liwei, into orbit on 15 October 2003.

Tiangong space station

The Tiangong space station is a space station placed in Low Earth orbit between 340 and 450 km above the surface.

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