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Shenzhou-15 is preparing for launch

28.11.2022 ТАСС 147 просмотров

China will launch the Shenzhou-15 manned mission into orbit on November 29.


China will launch the Shenzhou-15 manned spacecraft to the national space station on Tuesday evening. This was announced on Monday by the Administration of the Manned Space Flight Program of China.

The launch will take place from the Jiuquan cosmodrome in the north of China at 23:08 local time (18:03 Moscow time). The crew will consist of three people: it will be headed by Fei Junlong, who will be accompanied on the flight by astronauts Deng Qingming and Zhang Lu.

The spacecraft will be launched into orbit using the CZ-2F carrier rocket (Changzheng-2-ef). The crew will replace astronauts from the Shenzhou-14 mission on board the station.

For the first time in the history of China's national space program, rotation will be carried out in orbit in the presence of two crew members.

The Chinese station is located at an altitude of about 400 km . It will last more than 10 years and is designed for three people (for a short time when the crew changes — up to six). The mass of the complex, which has three docking nodes and a gateway for entering space, is 66 tons, the volume of compartments reaches 110 cubic meters. It is expected that the orbital object will work normally by the end of this year and will be available for international projects.

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