Shenzhou-9 & Shenzhou-9-GC

Long March 2F

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Jing Haipeng

Jing Haipeng

Commander

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.

Liu Wang

Liu Wang

Flight Engineer

Status: Active
3/25/1969 -
Nationality: Chinese
Type: Government
Agency: China National Space Administration

Liu Wang (simplified Chinese: 刘旺; traditional Chinese: 劉旺, born in 1969) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was born in the Shanxi province of China and was a fighter pilot in the People's Liberation Army Air Force. He was selected to be an astronaut in 1998.

Liu Yang

Liu Yang

Flight Engineer

Status: Active
10/6/1978 -
Nationality: Chinese
Type: Government
Agency: China National Space Administration

Liu Yang (born October 6, 1978) is a Chinese pilot and astronaut who served as a crew member on the space mission Shenzhou 9. On June 16, 2012, Liu became the first Chinese woman in space.

Mission

Shenzhou-9 & Shenzhou-9-GC

Type: Human Exploration

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.

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: December 8, 2020

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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