Long March 2F | Shenzhou-7

Long March 2F | Shenzhou-7

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-7

This is the third crewed mission for China's Shenzhou program. Shenzhou-7 began its mission by bringing Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng into low Earth orbit. It was the first Chinese mission to have a three-person crew. During their 3 days in orbit, astronauts performed a number of tasks, including the first Chinese EVA carried out by Zhai Zhingang and Liu Boming. Shenzhou-7 deorbited and landed safely back on Earth on 28 September.

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Shenzhou 7


Serial 7

Launch Crew Count 3

Status Single Use

Landing Time 2008-09-28T09:37:00+0000


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Crew

Zhai Zhigang

Commander

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1966-10-10

Status Active

Type Government


Liu Boming

Orbital module astronaut

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1966-09-16

Status Active

Type Government


Jing Haipeng

Descent module monitor astronaut

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1966-10-24

Status Active

Type Government


Long March 2F


Height 62.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 5985 kN

Diameter 3.35 Meters

Mass To LEO 8400 kg

Liftoff Mass 464 Tonnes


Launch Success 8

Consecutive Success 8

Maiden Flight 1999-11-19

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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