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Shenzhou 15

Long March 2F/G

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Fei Junlong

Fei Junlong

Status: Active
5/5/1965 -
Nationality: Chinese
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/12/2005
Last Flight: 10/12/2005

Major general Fei Junlong (simplified Chinese: 费俊龙; traditional Chinese: 費俊龍; pinyin: Fèi Jùnlóng; born 1965) is a Chinese military pilot and an astronaut. He flew on the second manned spaceflight of the Shenzhou program.

Fèi was selected for the CNSA astronaut program in 1998. He was in the final five selected for the Shenzhou 5 flight. He was the commander on the Shenzhou 6 flight that launched October 12, 2005, with Niè Hǎishèng serving as flight engineer). They landed on October 17, 2005.

Deng Qingming

Deng Qingming

Status: Active
3/16/1966 -
Nationality: Chinese
Type: Government

Deng Qingming is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was born in the Jiangxi province of China. A fighter pilot in the People's Liberation Army Air Force, he was selected to be an astronaut in 1998.

Zhang Lu

Zhang Lu

Status: Active
-
Nationality: Chinese
Type: Government

Zhang Lu is a Chinese pilot selected in 2010 to be an astronaut.

Mission

Shenzhou 15

Type: Human Exploration

Fourth crewed flight to the Chinese large modular space station.

Mission patch for Shenzhou 15

Location

Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)

Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China

178 rockets have launched from Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China.

Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921), Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 2F/G – China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Family: Long March 2
Length: 62 m
Diameter: 3.35 m
Launch Mass: 464 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8399 kg

The Long March 2F/G was manufactured by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation with the first launch on 2011-10-31. Long March 2F/G has 9 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 10 launches. The Long March 2F is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket, part of the Long March 2 rocket family. Designed to launch the crewed Shenzhou spacecraft, the Long March 2F is a human-rated two-stage version of the Long March 2E rocket, which in turn was based on the Long March 2C launch vehicle. It is launched from complex SLS at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Type: Government
Abbreviation: CASC
Administration: Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei
Founded: 1999
Launchers: Long March

Country: CHN

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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