Shenzhou-7

Long March 2F

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Zhai Zhigang

Zhai Zhigang

Commander

Status: Active
10/10/1966 -
Nationality: Chinese
Type: Government
Agency: China National Space Administration

Zhai Zhigang (born October 10, 1966) is a major general in the People's Liberation Army Air Force and a CNSA astronaut. During the Shenzhou 7 mission in 2008, he became the first Chinese citizen to carry out a spacewalk.

Liu Boming

Liu Boming

Orbital module astronaut

Status: Active
9/16/1966 -
Nationality: Chinese
Type: Government
Agency: China National Space Administration

Liu Boming (simplified Chinese: 刘伯明; traditional Chinese: 劉伯明; pinyin: Líu Bómíng; born September 1966) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. A fighter pilot in the People's Liberation Army Air Force, he was selected to be an CNSA member in 1998.

Jing Haipeng

Jing Haipeng

Descent module monitor astronaut

Status: Active
10/24/1966 -
Nationality: Chinese
Type: Government
Agency: China National Space Administration

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.

Mission

Shenzhou-7

Type: Human Exploration

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.

Location

Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)

Jiuquan, People’s Republic of China

97 launches have been at this location.

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

Rocket

Long March 2F

Length: meters
Diameter: meters
First Launched: January 18, 2021

The Long March 2F rocket has been launched a total of 11 times with 11 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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