Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 304

Shenzhou-11

People's Republic of China

China
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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  16.10.2016
Launch time:  23:30:31,409 UTC
Launch site:  Jiuquan Satellite Launching Center
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  379 - 389 km
Inclination:  42,78°
Docking Tiangong-2:  18.10.2016, 19:24 UTC
Undocking Tiangong-2:  17.11.2016, 04:41 UTC
Landing date:  18.11.2016
Landing time:  05:59:38.896 UTC
Landing site:  42°29'11.7" N, 112°42'57.36" E

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Crew Shenzhou-11

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Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Jing  Haipeng  Commander 3 32d 06h 29m 08s  507 
2  Chen  Dong  Operator 1 32d 06h 29m 08s  507 

Crew seating arrangement

Launch
1  Jing
2  Chen
Shenzhou
Landing
1  Jing
2  Chen

Backup Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Deng  Qingming  Commander
2  Tang  Hongbo  Operator

Hardware

Launch vehicle:  Long March 2F (Chang Zheng CZ-2F No. Y11)
Spacecraft:  Shenzhou-11

Flight

Launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launching Center. Landing 200 km northeast of Hohhot. This was100 km east of the planned landing area in Inner Mongolia.

The second Chinese space station Tiangong-2 was launched on September 15, 2016 at 14:04:12.428 UTC.

Following a two-days solo flight Shenzhou-11 docked to Tiangong-2 on October 18, 2016. The crew became the first resident crew of the second Chinese space station.

On October 22, 2016 at 23:32 UTC the astronauts released the sub-satellite Banxing-2.

Photos

Tiangong-2 launch Shenzhou-11 rollout
Shenzhou-11 rollout Shenzhou-11 launch
Shenzhou-11 launch life onboard Tiangong-2
Shenzhou-11 with Tiangong-2 as seen from Banxing-2 Shenzhou-11 with Tiangong-2 as seen from Banxing-2
life onboard Tiangong-2 Shenzhou-11 recovery
Shenzhou-11 recovery Shenzhou-11 recovery

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Last update on March 21, 2021.

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