Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou-10

Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou-10

Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)
Jiuquan, 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-10

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.

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Shenzhou 10


Serial 10

Launch Crew Count 3

Status Single Use

Landing Time 2013-06-26T00:07:00+0000


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Crew

Nie Haisheng

Commander

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1964-10-13

Status Active

Type Government


Wang Yaping

Flight Engineer

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1980-01-27

Status Active

Type Government


Zhang Xiaoguang

Flight Engineer

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1966-05-01

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 8

Consecutive Success 8

Maiden Flight 2011-10-31

Launch Failures 0


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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.

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