Long March 2F | Shenzhou-11

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 2F Rocket

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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 2F rocket as part of the Shenzhou-11 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Sun, Oct 16th, 2016, 7:25 PM EDT from Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921), Jiuquan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 2F and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Shenzhou-11

This is the sixth crewed mission for China's Shenzhou program. Shenzhou-11 will carry two taikonauts, Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong, to the Tiangong-2 space station launched earlier in the year. The taikonauts will stay in Tiangong-2 for 30 days.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

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

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 2F

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Crew

Jing Haipeng

Jing Haipeng

Commander - Chinese

Jing Haipeng (simplified Chinese: 景海鹏; traditional Chinese: 景海鵬; pinyin: Jǐng Hǎipéng; born October 24, 1966) is a Chinese pilot and astronaut selected as part of the Shenzhou program. A fighter pilot in the People's Liberation Army Air Force, he was selected to be a CNSA astronaut in 1998. He is the first Chinese astronaut to have flown on three missions: Shenzhou 7, Shenzhou 9 and Shenzhou 11.

Chen Dong

Chen Dong

Flight Engineer - Chinese

Chen Dong (simplified Chinese: 陈冬; traditional Chinese: 陳冬; pinyin: Chén Dōng; born 12 December 1978) is a Chinese pilot and astronaut selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was selected to fly on the Shenzhou 11 mission in October 2016 with astronaut Jing Haipeng. The two underwent more than 3,000 hours of training before the launch of the spacecraft. On 17 October 2016 On 07:30 local time (23:30 GMT on 16 October), Chen lifted off with Shenzhou 11 for a 33-day space mission to the Tiangong-2 space station as his first spaceflight, launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center using a Long March 2F launch rocket. The crew landed successfully after the 33 day mission on 18 November 2016, marking China's longest manned space flight to date. The reentry module of the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft landed in Inner Mongolia around 2.15 p.m(China time) after detaching from the space lab on 17 November.

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