Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou 12

Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou 12

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 12

First crewed flight to the Chinese large modular space station.

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Shenzhou 12


Serial 12

Launch Crew Count 3

Status Single Use

Landing Time 2021-09-17T05:34:00+0000


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Crew

Nie Haisheng

Commander

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1964-10-13

Status Active

Type Government


Liu Boming

Operator

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1966-09-16

Status Active

Type Government


Tang Hongbo

Operator

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1975-10-01

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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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-06-16T01:34:05+0000

Updated launch time.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-06-14T02:51:53+0000

Added launch time per NOTAMs.

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Nosu

2021-04-21T09:55:00+0000

Updated launch date

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-04-11T11:22:28+0000

Updated launch date.

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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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Shenzhou 12 Docking

2021-06-17T07:54:00+0000

The Shenzhou 12 spacecraft will dock autonomously to the forward port of the Tianhe module of the new Chinese Space Station. It will bring the first crew consisting of commander Nie Haisheng and operators Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo.

Tiangong EVA-1

2021-07-04T00:11:00+0000

Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo performed work on the Tianhe mechanical arm and installed equipment outside the station.

CSS EVA-2

2021-08-20T00:38:00+0000

Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming have been installing a new pump set and deployed an external camera platform outside the station.

Tiangong EVA-2

2021-08-20T02:12:00+0000

Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming performed work on the Tianhe mechanical arm and installed equipment outside the station.

Shenzhou 12 Landing

2021-09-17T05:30:00+0000

The Shenzhou 12 Descent Capsule will land in the desert near Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China, bringing Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo back to Earth after spending three months in orbit as part of the first mission to the Chinese Space Station.

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