Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 291

Shenzhou X

People's Republic of China

Patch Shenzhou X

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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  11.06.2013
Launch time:  09:37 UTC
Launch site:  Jiuquan Satellite Launching Center
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  330-340 km
Inclination:  42,4°
Docking Tiangong-1:  13.06.2013, 05:11 UTC
Undocking Tiangong-1:  24.06.2013, 23:05 UTC
Landing date:  26.06.2013
Landing time:  00:07 UTC
Landing site:  42°19'44''N, 111°21'26''E

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Crew Shenzhou X

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Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Nie  Haisheng  Commander 2 14d 14h 29m  229 
2  Zhang  Xiaoguan  Operator 1 14d 14h 29m  229 
3  Wang  Yaping  Operator 1 14d 14h 29m  229 

Crew seating arrangement

Launch
1  Nie
2  Zhang
3  Wang
Landing
1  Nie
2  Zhang
3  Wang

Double Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Liu  Boming  Commander
2  Pan  Zhanchun  Operator
3  Deng  Qingming  Operator

Flight

Launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launching Center. Landing in Inner Mongolia.

Following a two days solo flight Shenzhou X docked automatic with the Chinese space station Tiangong-1. Three hours later the crew entered the station for the first time.

Once docked at Tiangong 1, the three crew members conducted space medicine and technological experiments and other scientific endeavours. Nie Haisheng was mission commander, overseeing docking procedures, and pilot Zhang Xiaoguan was in charge of rendezvous and docking. Wang Yaping conducted the scientific experiments and taught a physics lesson to Chinese students by live television broadcast. On June 23, 2013 Shenzhou X undocked from the station and performed a manual re-docking.

Photos

crew in training Shenzhou X rollout
Shenzhou X launch life onboard
life onboard Shenzhou X landing
Shenzhou X landing Shenzhou X recovery

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Last update on October 01, 2013.