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Next Chinese Manned Mission May Launch Next Summer
2012-11-11 09:21:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online China's next manned space mission will involve a three-person crew and is currently scheduled to take place as early as next summer, according to various media reports that surfaced over the weekend. Reuters, citing reports that originated with the Xinhua news agency, said officials are planning to launch the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft in the first half of June 2013. Speaking at a meeting of the Communist Party, Niu...

Mid-June Targeted For Chinese Manned Spacecraft Launch
2012-06-10 05:05:42

China is apparently planning to launch a manned spacecraft sometime in June, with state media reports suggesting that the vehicle will be docking with a mobile space lab that has been orbiting Earth since last September. CNN, citing information obtained from the Xinhua news agency, said that the Shenzhou-9 was moved to a launch platform Saturday in order to allow scientists to conduct tests prior to the launch, which is scheduled for the middle of this month. It will be the first time...

China Completes Rendezvous And Docking Mission
2011-11-18 05:22:50

China fully completed its first-ever space rendezvous and docking mission on Thursday after Shenzhou-8 successfully landed back on Earth. The mission completed after having successfully undergone a rendezvous and docking between the target orbiter Tiangong-1 and the Shenzhou-8 spacecraft. China's Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang on Thursday evening delivered a congratulatory note from the central authorities saying that the mission was an important milestone in the history of China's manned...

China Launches Unmanned Spacecraft Successfully
2011-11-01 09:39:01

China launched an unmanned spacecraft on Tuesday morning, taking its space agency one step closer to having its own permanent manned space station. The Shenzhou 8 blasted off in Jiuquan, China this morning, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. The agency said that Chang Wanquan, who leads China's space program, announced the launch was successful. The spacecraft will attempt to dock with an experimental module, carrying out maneuvers to couple with the Tiangong 1 that...

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2010-03-04 06:20:00

State media said Wednesday that China has postponed the next step in its ambitious space station program until 2011 for technical issues. Xinhua news agency cited rocket designer Qi Faren as saying that China had originally planned to place the Tiangong-1 space module in orbit later this year, and undertake experimental docking maneuvers in subsequent missions. However, Qi said that the initial launch has now been delayed by a year due to "technical reasons." Qi made this statement on the...

2008-07-01 12:00:00

The research team that developed Shenzhou VII, China's third manned space launch, will start final testing after arriving at a north-western satellite launch centre in a few days, said a space mission official here on Tuesday. The research and development team of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC) will set out for the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in early July, said Zhang Bainan, chief designer of Shenzhou VII. He said the spacecraft passed inspections by CASC and an...

2005-10-16 15:24:13

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Shenzhou VI spacecraft reentered Earth's atmosphere on Monday as the country's second manned spacecraft headed for a scheduled landing on the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, Xinhua news agency said.


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