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Shenzhou 16

Long March 2F/G

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Jing Haipeng

Jing Haipeng

  • Birthday: 10/24/1966
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • First Flight: 09/25/2008
  • Last Flight: 05/30/2023

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.

Yangzhu Zhu

Yangzhu Zhu

  • Birthday: 09/01/1986
  • Role: Engineer
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • First Flight: 05/30/2023
  • Last Flight: 05/30/2023

Zhu Yangzhu is a Chinese pilot and astronaut selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He enlisted in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in September 2005, and joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in December 2006.

Haichao Gui

Haichao Gui

  • Birthday: 11/01/1986
  • Role: Payload Specialist
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • First Flight: 05/30/2023
  • Last Flight: 05/30/2023

Gui Haichao is a Chinese pilot, researcher and professor selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He did nor enlist in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), but was still was selected as a taikonaut, whereas all earlier known taikonauts belonged to PLAAC. He joined the Communist Party of China in July 2020.

Mission


Shenzhou 16

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Fifth crewed flight to the Chinese space station.

Shenzhou 16

Location


Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) has witnessed the launch of 22 rockets, including 22 orbital launch attempts, while Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 221 rocket launches.

Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)

Rocket


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

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.

Long March 2F/G

Agency


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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