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.