BEIJING, 16 Oct — RIA Novosti, Ivan Bulatov. The crew manned spacecraft “Shenzhou-11” (“Holy hook-11”) will work in orbit for six days a week, said Sunday at a press conference, a representative of the program of manned space flight of China on the Pin.
The broadcast of the press conference led China Central television (CCTV).
The crew included Jing Halpin and Chen Dong. Jing Hypen already twice made space flight: the first time 25 September 2008, the crew of the spaceship “Shenzhou-7”, the second time — June 16, 2012 to the crew of “Shenzhou-9”. He is the commander of the crew. For Chen Dong this will be the first flight.
“The crew is a blend of experience and youth… During this mission the astronauts will follow a six-day working week, working eight hours a day,” said the Pin.
The launch of the “Shenzhou 11 will be held on October 17 at 7: 30 local time (2.30 GMT) from the Baikonur Jiuquan in Gansu province. In total, the astronauts will stay in orbit for 33 days, of which 30 are inside the laboratory “Tiangong-2”.
“They will be able to orbit doing exercises, riding a stationary bike, will be able to communicate with their families via video conference and email,” said the Pin.
She added that in orbit, the astronauts will conduct various experiments, and Sunday morning starts pouring fuel into a rocket that will take the ship into orbit, and after two days he will be docked to the manned space laboratory “Tiangong-2”.
According to the plans of the Chinese scientists, “Shenzhou 11” it will take two astronauts into “Tiangong-2”, where they will stay 30 days, which will be a record in the history of Chinese Astronautics. In April 2017, China will send to the laboratory is the first Chinese cargo ship “Tanjou-1” (“celestial ship-1”), which will deliver fuel and other supplies.
Chinese scientists September 15 launched from Baikonur the carrier rocket “Changzheng-2F” (“long March-2F”), which delivered into orbit at 380 kilometers above the Earth habitable space laboratory “Tiangong-2”. According to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 23 Sep laboratory began conducting various tests in orbit. Scientists have deduced on 26 September the lab to a height of 393 km above the Earth, where it is planned docking with the manned spacecraft.