Long March 2F | Shenzhou-9 & Shenzhou-9-GC

Long March 2F | Shenzhou-9 & Shenzhou-9-GC

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-9 & Shenzhou-9-GC

This is the fourth crewed mission for China's Shenzhou program which lasted 12 days. Being the first crewed spacecraft to visit the Tiangong-1 space station, it brought up the astronauts Jing Haipeng, Liu Wang and the first Chinese female astronaut Lie Yang. They docked automatically to the station on 18 June. During their stay in the station, astronauts conducted various scientific and technological experiments, and performed manual re-docking on 24 June. Shenzhou 9 undocked on 29 June and landed safely back on Earth the same day.

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Shenzhou 9


Serial 9

Launch Crew Count 3

Status Single Use

Landing Time 2012-06-29T02:01:16+0000


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Crew

Jing Haipeng

Commander

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1966-10-24

Status Active

Type Government


Liu Wang

Flight Engineer

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1969-03-25

Status Active

Type Government


Liu Yang

Flight Engineer

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1978-10-06

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 12

Consecutive Success 12

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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