Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 304

Shenzhou XI

People's Republic of 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 XI

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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
Landing
1  Jing
2  Chen

Backup Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1      Commander
2      Operator

Flight

Launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launching Center. Landing 100 km east of the planned landing area in Inner Mongolia.

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

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

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

Photos

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

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Last update on November 30, 2016.