Resident Crews of the Chinese Space Station Tiangong

Tiangong 2: Expedition 1

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Crew, launch- and landing data

No. Nation Surname Given names Position Spacecraft
(launch)
Launch
date
Launch
time
Spacecraft
(landing)
Landing
date
Landing
time
Mission
duration
Orbits
1 China  Jing   Haipeng  Commander  Shenzhou-11  16.10.2016  23:30:31.409 UTC  Shenzhou-11  18.11.2016  05:59:38.896 UTC 32d 06h 29m 08s  507 
2 China  Chen   Dong  Operator  Shenzhou-11  16.10.2016  23:30:31.409 UTC  Shenzhou-11  18.11.2016  05:59:38.896 UTC 32d 06h 29m 08s  507 

Backup Crew

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

Expedition Report

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 / Graphics

Tiangong 2 launch Shenzhou-11 rollout
Shenzhou-11 rollout Shenzhou-11 launch
Shenzhou-11 launch life onboard Tiangong 2
Shenzhou-11 mit Tiangong 2 as seen from  Banxing-2 Shenzhou-11 mit 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 June 18, 2021.

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