China launched a manned spacecraft “Shenzhou-11”

China has launched a manned spacecraft “Shenzhou-11” with two crew members on Board, Ruters reports. Event live broadcast on China Central television (CCTV)

The spacecraft was launched at 7: 30 a.m. (2.30 GMT) from the Baikonur “Jiuquan”, in Gansu province, with the help of carrier rocket Long March-2. During the month the crew will be at the space laboratory “Tiangong-2”. As previously reported the Agency “Xinhua” with reference to the representative of the Chinese manned space program, flying on the Pin, the crew of the ship consists of two cosmonauts: 50-year-old commander Jing HIPAA and Chen Dong.

Laboratory “Tiangong-2” was put into orbit on September 15. This is the second Chinese space station, fit for living and working people. “Tiangong-1” was launched in 2011. In March 2016 the data from the station was discontinued, as it has developed its operational resource. The gathering apparatus in the dense layers of the atmosphere, where it should burn, is expected in the second half of 2017.

China launched a manned spacecraft “Shenzhou-11”

BEIJING, 17 Dec — RIA Novosti, Ivan Bulatov. China launched its manned spacecraft “Shenzhou-11” (“Holy hook-11”) with two crew members on Board.

The launch was done at 7.30 (2.30 GMT) from the Baikonur “Jiuquan”, in Gansu province, with the help of the carrier rocket “Changzheng-2F” (“long March-2F”). The live broadcast of the launch led China Central television (CCTV).

On Board the “Shenzhou-11” crew of commander Jing Hapana and his partner Chen Tung. For Jing HIPAA this is the third flight in space. The first time he went into space on 25 September 2008 the crew of the spaceship “Shenzhou-7”, the second time — June 16, 2012 to the crew of “Shenzhou-9”. For Chen Dong’s first flight into space.

Within two days after the launch of “Shenzhou-11” needs to dock at the height of 393 km with the space laboratory “Tiangong-2” (“heavenly Palace-2”), launched on 15 September. On orbit, the crew will conduct medical, scientific and other experiments. In total, the crew will stay in orbit for 33 days, of which 30 are on Board, “the Tiangong-2”. After completing its mission “taikonaut” (made in China name astronauts) aboard the “Shenzhou 11” will undock from the lab and during the day will return to Earth.