Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou 13

Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou 13

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 13

Second crewed flight to the Chinese Tiangong space station carrying Zhai Zhigang, commander, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu, operators, on their second, second and first spaceflight respectively. Their mission duration onboard the TSS is 6 months, the longest so far in Chinese spaceflight.

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Shenzhou 13


Serial 13

Launch Crew Count 3

Status Single Use

Landing Time On-Going


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Crew

Zhai Zhigang

Commander

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1966-10-10

Status Active

Type Government


Wang Yaping

Operator

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1980-01-27

Status Active

Type Government


Ye Guangfu

Operator

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1980-09-01

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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Nosu

2021-10-15T16:56:19+0000

Successful launch of Shenzhou 13 towards the Tiangong space station.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-10-11T16:01:36+0000

NOTAMs issued.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-10-07T02:48:38+0000

SZ-13 rolled out to launch pad; launch date pinned down by tour operators; launch time estimated from CSS orbit tracking.

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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.

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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