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Title: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: beidou on 06/11/2013 04:55 pm
Currently this is no official information on this launch yet. Based on various earlier Chinese media reports: Shenzhou 11 will be docked to Tiangong-2 space module, which is expected to be launched in 2015; so there could be a gap of several years for the next Shenzhou mission.

It's also not clear if Shenzhou 11 will be a manned mission or not and it should be dependent on the progress of Shenzhou 10 (docking to Tiangong-1).
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2015
Post by: Phillip Clark on 06/11/2013 05:35 pm
I am sure that the original plan was for Tiangong 1 to host three Shenzhou missions, the first being unmanned.   Then Tiangong 2 (original version) and Tiangong 3 would each receive three Shenzhou craft, all manned.

With the original Tiangong 2 being deleted from the plans and the Salyut 6/7 class Tiangong 3 now being #2, I wonder if we will see the next Tiangong hosting more missions than the original three?   Maybe 4-5?
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2015
Post by: Satori on 06/11/2013 05:44 pm
I am sure that the original plan was for Tiangong 1 to host three Shenzhou missions, the first being unmanned.   Then Tiangong 2 (original version) and Tiangong 3 would each receive three Shenzhou craft, all manned.

With the original Tiangong 2 being deleted from the plans and the Salyut 6/7 class Tiangong 3 now being #2, I wonder if we will see the next Tiangong hosting more missions than the original three?   Maybe 4-5?

I also believe in that. Being launched at the end of 2015, doesn't make much sense only to launch two missions.

There will be much to test with TG-2: the new cargo module, refueling in orbit, maybe EVA from the station, etc. I bet in more than 5/6 missions  to TG-2.
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2015
Post by: beidou on 06/11/2013 06:50 pm
I am sure that the original plan was for Tiangong 1 to host three Shenzhou missions, the first being unmanned.   Then Tiangong 2 (original version) and Tiangong 3 would each receive three Shenzhou craft, all manned.

With the original Tiangong 2 being deleted from the plans and the Salyut 6/7 class Tiangong 3 now being #2, I wonder if we will see the next Tiangong hosting more missions than the original three?   Maybe 4-5?

I also believe in that. Being launched at the end of 2015, doesn't make much sense only to launch two missions.

There will be much to test with TG-2: the new cargo module, refueling in orbit, maybe EVA from the station, etc. I bet in more than 5/6 missions  to TG-2.

Then that will be lots of launches in the time frame 2015-2018, may be two launches each year?
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: beidou on 06/13/2013 08:14 pm
"Chinese Space Station Project Overall Vision", an article written by the director of China manned space program office.

Unfortunately, it was in Chinese; it will be much helpful if any Chinese reader here could translate it into English ;)
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: heinkel174 on 06/14/2013 06:24 am
"Envision Chinese Space Station Project", an article written by the director of China manned space program office.

Unfortunately, it was in Chinese; it will be much helpful if any Chinese reader here could translate it into English ;)

Isn't this already posted in the modular station thread?

Anyway, just trying to highlight some interesting notes:

1. Baseline configuration of the station consists three modules: the core/node module, research module one and two. Maximum (optional) configuration will see the addition of another service module (might be a rebuilt of the core module backup), two more research modules and some additional solar panels, exposed facilities & trusses. Baseline to be completed before 2022.

2. The nodal module will act as the airlock during the initial construction of the station, later it will serve as the backup airlock. The primary airlock is located in research module I. This is basically same as MIR.

3. The unpressurised section in research module II houses an infrared survey telescope.

4. Confirmed use of electric ion thrusters to maintain the station’s orbit.

5. One small and one large robotic arm. The large one is presumably the Chinese Canadarm 2. Not sure if the small one is more Lyappa or Dextre-like.
 
6. Next generation of Feitian suit. Support an EVA capacity comparable to that on ISS.

7. Power supply: 100V DC, triple-junction GaAs solar array with 30+% efficiency, lithium batteries. Did not mention maximum power.

8. Cargo ship: 6500kg upmass, 6000kg download mass (for disposal). Modular design of pressurized, semi-pressurised and unpressurised sections (similar to HTV). Capable to work as a tug and transport a small module up to 5000kg and 3×4.5m.

Everything else is already known (sort of) if you follow the Chinese program closely.

Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: heinkel174 on 06/14/2013 06:30 am
Some corrections. Just went through the article again and a Lyappa-like device is discussed seperately so I assume the small robitic arm refers to something else.

Could be a Chinese Dextre or simply a smaller version of the big arm.
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: JT355 on 06/14/2013 03:50 pm
Currently this is no official information on this launch yet. Based on various earlier Chinese media reports: Shenzhou 11 will be docked to Tiangong-2 space module, which is expected to be launched in 2015; so there could be a gap of several years for the next Shenzhou mission.

It's also not clear if Shenzhou 11 will be a manned mission or not and it should be dependent on the progress of Shenzhou 10 (docking to Tiangong-1).
You is kidding right? We got to wait 2 to 2.5 years for the next manned mission? That can't be right. So we left with just the moon rover missions to keep us interested until then? Nah, I think they must have Tiangong 2 ready for launch next year followed very quickly by SZ-11 else they risk losing the momentum.

Edit: to add I mean Tiangong 2 to be the existing replica of TG-1 which some people say has been scrapped. CHina wouldn't scrap something like that in the same way they slighlty modded Chnag'e 2 which was the backup for CHang'e 1. We are going to get a slightly modded TG-2. TG-3 is coming later in 2015 but that gives us 2 years to fool around with TG-2 first. COunt on it.
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 06/14/2013 05:21 pm
After following the Chinese space programme since the launch of Dongfanghong in 1970, I have learned that the Chinese have their own schedules which take no account of western expectations.   Their programme has always progressed very slowly, and we are seeing the same in the piloted programme.
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: beidou on 06/18/2013 06:05 pm
An updated version of the Chinese article is re-attached.
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 06/18/2013 06:19 pm
An updated version of the Chinese article is re-attached.

Is it?
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: Stan Black on 06/18/2013 08:43 pm
An updated version of the Chinese article is re-attached.

Is it?

See above
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: Dalhousie on 06/18/2013 10:07 pm
After following the Chinese space programme since the launch of Dongfanghong in 1970, I have learned that the Chinese have their own schedules which take no account of western expectations.   Their programme have always progresses very slowly, and we are seeing the same in the piloted programme.

The rate of progress is comparable to the US and USSR in the 60s, it's just they take fewer missions to do it, which makes it seem slower.
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: tonyq on 06/19/2013 06:19 pm
Currently this is no official information on this launch yet. Based on various earlier Chinese media reports: Shenzhou 11 will be docked to Tiangong-2 space module, which is expected to be launched in 2015; so there could be a gap of several years for the next Shenzhou mission.

It's also not clear if Shenzhou 11 will be a manned mission or not and it should be dependent on the progress of Shenzhou 10 (docking to Tiangong-1).
You is kidding right? We got to wait 2 to 2.5 years for the next manned mission? That can't be right. So we left with just the moon rover missions to keep us interested until then? Nah, I think they must have Tiangong 2 ready for launch next year followed very quickly by SZ-11 else they risk losing the momentum.

Edit: to add I mean Tiangong 2 to be the existing replica of TG-1 which some people say has been scrapped. CHina wouldn't scrap something like that in the same way they slighlty modded Chnag'e 2 which was the backup for CHang'e 1. We are going to get a slightly modded TG-2. TG-3 is coming later in 2015 but that gives us 2 years to fool around with TG-2 first. COunt on it.

Do you think that the Chinese are running this programme purely for your entertainment and amusement? There was a 3 year break between SZ-6 and SZ-7, and a near 4 year break between SZ-7 and SZ-9, albeit with TG-1 and SZ-8 slotted into the gap. They run the programme at their own pace, to meet their own techical objectives and milestones. A two year hiatus now, will be par for the course.

There is still a good deal of uncertainty about exactly how the 'new' TG-2 and the accompanying missions (both manned and cargo) will pan out, but I'll confidently predict that virtually everything in your 'edit' will turn out to be completely incorrect!
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: Stan Black on 06/27/2013 04:04 pm
Could Shenzhou-11 already exist, or at least parts, as a back up for Shenzhou-10?
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: beidou on 06/27/2013 06:44 pm
Could Shenzhou-11 already exist, or at least parts, as a back up for Shenzhou-10?

I think so.
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: TALsite on 06/27/2013 06:56 pm
Do you think that the Chinese are running this programme purely for your entertainment and amusement? There was a 3 year break between SZ-6 and SZ-7, and a near 4 year break between SZ-7 and SZ-9, albeit with TG-1 and SZ-8 slotted into the gap. They run the programme at their own pace, to meet their own techical objectives and milestones. A two year hiatus now, will be par for the course.
I agree with tonyq, Chinese are not here for our entertainment.

But, maybe they can consider to fly Shenzhou-11 as a solo mission, in order to maintain proficiency on their technicians, and also maintaining their cosmonauts training and flying on 2014. 
Objectives for SZ11 could be an ambitious EVA mission (at least 2-3 hours) with two of the three cosmonauts exiting, testing Feitian suit, performing movements between modules, samples collection, use of dedicated tools...

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: Satori on 06/27/2013 08:20 pm
Do you think that the Chinese are running this programme purely for your entertainment and amusement? There was a 3 year break between SZ-6 and SZ-7, and a near 4 year break between SZ-7 and SZ-9, albeit with TG-1 and SZ-8 slotted into the gap. They run the programme at their own pace, to meet their own techical objectives and milestones. A two year hiatus now, will be par for the course.
I agree with tonyq, Chinese are not here for our entertainment.

But, maybe they can consider to fly Shenzhou-11 as a solo mission, in order to maintain proficiency on their technicians, and also maintaining their cosmonauts training and flying on 2014. 
Objectives for SZ11 could be an ambitious EVA mission (at least 2-3 hours) with two of the three cosmonauts exiting, testing Feitian suit, performing movements between modules, samples collection, use of dedicated tools...

Thoughts?

There was never any indication such mission could happen and Chinese specialists already said that SZ-11 will dock with TG-2.
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: baldusi on 06/27/2013 09:29 pm
Are they going to demonstrate how to build a modular space station without EVA? Or will the 2015/20 phase work specifically on EVA experience? Just a thought.
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: Dalhousie on 06/28/2013 09:33 pm
Are they going to demonstrate how to build a modular space station without EVA? Or will the 2015/20 phase work specifically on EVA experience? Just a thought.

Mir was assembled without EVA. The larges Chinese station appears to use the same approach.
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: baldusi on 06/28/2013 10:22 pm
Are they going to demonstrate how to build a modular space station without EVA? Or will the 2015/20 phase work specifically on EVA experience? Just a thought.

Mir was assembled without EVA. The larges Chinese station appears to use the same approach.
The solar arrays installed on 1987 was done by EVA, among others. And they had to do EVAs for repairs.
List of Mir EVAs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mir_spacewalks)
I still think they'll have to do EVAs, even if only for repairs. But they have to develop experience and a spacesuit with the necessary mobility for space repairs. Plus the development of tools and techniques, plus training. From looking into the astronaut training times, they should be, at the very least, building the EVA simulation pools right now.
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: heinkel174 on 06/29/2013 12:55 am
Are they going to demonstrate how to build a modular space station without EVA? Or will the 2015/20 phase work specifically on EVA experience? Just a thought.

Mir was assembled without EVA. The larges Chinese station appears to use the same approach.
The solar arrays installed on 1987 was done by EVA, among others. And they had to do EVAs for repairs.
List of Mir EVAs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mir_spacewalks)
I still think they'll have to do EVAs, even if only for repairs. But they have to develop experience and a spacesuit with the necessary mobility for space repairs. Plus the development of tools and techniques, plus training. From looking into the astronaut training times, they should be, at the very least, building the EVA simulation pools right now.

They already have a neutral buoyancy tank for SZ-7 training, which to me seems large enough to accommodate at least one full-size 20t module.

And I'm pretty sure more sophisticated EVAs will be conducted at the new station, maybe attempted as early as TG-2. There's no rush. Remember Soviets also have a 8-year gap between soyuz 4/5 and salyut 6.
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: Zero-G on 06/29/2013 01:09 am
Are they going to demonstrate how to build a modular space station without EVA? Or will the 2015/20 phase work specifically on EVA experience? Just a thought.

Mir was assembled without EVA. The larges Chinese station appears to use the same approach.
The solar arrays installed on 1987 was done by EVA, among others. And they had to do EVAs for repairs.
List of Mir EVAs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mir_spacewalks)
I still think they'll have to do EVAs, even if only for repairs. But they have to develop experience and a spacesuit with the necessary mobility for space repairs. Plus the development of tools and techniques, plus training. From looking into the astronaut training times, they should be, at the very least, building the EVA simulation pools right now.

They already have their own EVA spacesuit. It's called Feitian and looks very similar to the Russian Orlan suit. Zhai Zhigang wore a Feitian on his EVA on Shenzhou-7, while Liu Boming wore an Orlan.
As already mentioned, they also have their own hydrolab for EVA training. See here for example: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=5137.msg275684#msg275684
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: Dalhousie on 07/04/2013 11:37 pm
Are they going to demonstrate how to build a modular space station without EVA? Or will the 2015/20 phase work specifically on EVA experience? Just a thought.

Mir was assembled without EVA. The larges Chinese station appears to use the same approach.
The solar arrays installed on 1987 was done by EVA, among others. And they had to do EVAs for repairs.
List of Mir EVAs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mir_spacewalks)
I still think they'll have to do EVAs, even if only for repairs. But they have to develop experience and a spacesuit with the necessary mobility for space repairs. Plus the development of tools and techniques, plus training. From looking into the astronaut training times, they should be, at the very least, building the EVA simulation pools right now.

Still minimal compared with ISS.

But yes, I would expect China to do more EVAs in due course.
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - 2016
Post by: beidou on 11/30/2013 07:29 pm
On a seminar given to Chinese college students, a senior adviser to Chinese Manned Space Project mentioned the launch could be in the May of 2016.
Source: http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=12879&fromuid=24484
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - May 2016
Post by: Satori on 12/01/2013 11:49 am
So I think this probably takes the launch of TG-2 to the last quarter of 2015 (?).
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - May 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 12/01/2013 11:52 am
So I think this probably takes the launch of TG-2 to the last quarter of 2015 (?).

And if we get one piloted mission a year then three flights would be 2016, 2017 and 2018.   Then we hand over to the modular station, "The Tiangong Complex".   Or maybe "ISS 2".
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - May 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/01/2013 11:57 am
The same interview also mention that the mission will have no more than 3 astronauts flying for a maximum of 7 days. The launch date is tentatively set following the launch of TG-2 and the first flight of the CZ-5, both in 2015.

Let me see if I have time soon to note the details from the interview with Huang Chunping.....
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - May 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 12/01/2013 12:06 pm
The same interview also mention that the mission will have no more than 3 astronauts flying for a maximum of 7 days. The launch date is tentatively set following the launch of TG-2 and the first flight of the CZ-5, both in 2015.
Let me see if I have time soon to note the details from the interview with Huang Chunping.....

Seven days seems extremely short, especially since the two flights to TG 1 were about two weeks each.   Maybe a short flight to prepare TG 2 and transfer goodies from the cargo module and then let the two later visits be for 1-3 months or so?
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - May 2016
Post by: beidou on 09/10/2014 06:30 am
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China will also launch a manned spacecraft, the Shenzhou-11, and Tianzhou-1 cargo spaceship to dock with Tiangong-2, Yang said.

http://english.cri.cn/12394/2014/09/10/189s843637.htm
Title: Re: Shenzhou 11 (SZ-11), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - May 2016
Post by: beidou on 01/07/2016 09:25 pm
It has been confirmed that this will fly in 2016 (http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=13914&pid=451625&fromuid=24484).
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: tonyq on 01/21/2016 07:47 pm
With acknowledgement to a poster on the NK Forum, as well as the 9ifly source:-

http://bbs.9ifly.cn/thread-12879-3-1.html

It appears that Chinese sources are reporting the completion of  thermal control testing of the completed SZ-11 assembly (as per Google Translation)!

I wonder if we can backtrack to the same report for earlier SZ's, as this will provide an indication of the projected launch date.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 01/22/2016 03:37 am
Since Tiangong 2 is due in September 2016 at the earliest, I would put Shenzhou 11 as being the "fourth quarter".
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: tonyq on 01/22/2016 07:53 am
Since Tiangong 2 is due in September 2016 at the earliest, I would put Shenzhou 11 as being the "fourth quarter".

Phil, where has the September date for TG-2 originated. Clearly SZ-11 must follow TG-2, presumably by weeks or months, but I haven't seen such a firm date for TG-2 quoted elsewhere?

Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Olaf on 01/22/2016 09:44 am
Since Tiangong 2 is due in September 2016 at the earliest, I would put Shenzhou 11 as being the "fourth quarter".
According to http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2016-01/08/c_134990792.htm Tiangong 2 will be launched in the first half of 2016.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 01/22/2016 10:27 am
Since Tiangong 2 is due in September 2016 at the earliest, I would put Shenzhou 11 as being the "fourth quarter".
According to http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2016-01/08/c_134990792.htm Tiangong 2 will be launched in the first half of 2016.

That might well be out-of-date now, even though it's only two weeks away.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Nordren on 01/22/2016 11:33 am
Since Tiangong 2 is due in September 2016 at the earliest, I would put Shenzhou 11 as being the "fourth quarter".
According to http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2016-01/08/c_134990792.htm Tiangong 2 will be launched in the first half of 2016.

That might well be out-of-date now, even though it's only two weeks away.

There's news from CASC  (http://www.spacechina.com/n25/n144/n206/n214/c1153291/content.html)today that Tiangong-2, Shenzhou-11 and Long March 7 will be launched within half a year. Seems typically vague, but it's notable that they aren't adding Long March 5 into the mix, suggesting that these will be done before CZ-5 takes off in September/October.

But I would say this will all be cleared up before or during the annual parliamentary sessions in March, at the latest.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Satori on 02/14/2016 03:58 pm
I think these are the first images we have from SZ-11 (?)

http://news.cntv.cn/2016/02/14/VIDEcWlzchMP8zOWmjj3yhVX160214.shtml
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: lucspace on 02/14/2016 05:42 pm
Not sure if it is very revealing, but some nice footage of tests on the docking system here: http://gbtimes.com/china/tiangong-2-video-shows-docking-system-chinas-new-space-lab
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 02/15/2016 05:37 am
I think these are the first images we have from SZ-11 (?)

http://news.cntv.cn/2016/02/14/VIDEcWlzchMP8zOWmjj3yhVX160214.shtml

Could be! Screen captures attached. The animation pictures at the end, except for the modular space station, look like they are from earlier missions.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: tonyq on 02/16/2016 02:02 pm
Does anyone have a record of when (or indeed if), similar images of SZ-9 and SZ-10 appeared, in relation to the eventual launch dates.   

History shows that the Shenzhou series missions tend to follow a fairly consistent timetable and timeline, so if we can get a reliable 'fix' it will give us a good guide to the approximate planned launch date for SZ-11.
Title: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: ace5 on 02/16/2016 10:44 pm
Shenzhou 11 in the assembly shop. Strangely, some photos seems to show RCS thrusters on OM, while other shots doesnt shows nothing.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Dalhousie on 02/16/2016 10:58 pm
Shenzhou 11 in the assembly shop. Strangely, some photos seems to show RCS thrusters on OM, while other shots doesnt shows nothing.

Don't know what they are but the photos do appear to show different sides of the spacecraft.  So not surprising they are visible in one and not the other.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: ace5 on 02/16/2016 11:14 pm
Shenzhou 11 in the assembly shop. Strangely, some photos seems to show RCS thrusters on OM, while other shots doesnt shows nothing.

Don't know what they are but the photos do appear to show different sides of the spacecraft.  So not surprising they are visible in one and not the other.

No, the upper photo shows the capsule's RCS reentry control thruster, right in line with the golden object; The lower photo shows the opposite face of capsule, 180 degree apart. And it is obvious that the lower photo shows a quite big part of lower OM circunference with no sign of these devices.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: ace5 on 02/16/2016 11:22 pm
The photo and a SZ line drawing.
Maybe the Chinese TV juxtaposed earlier SZ footage with this new one?
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: ace5 on 02/19/2016 11:50 pm
A bioreactor on Tianzhou-1 will observe the cellular culture processes onboard, revealing the mechanism of proliferation and differentiation for stem cell in the microgravity environment. A two-phase fluid experiment on Tianzhou-1 will study the process of evaporation and condensation phase transition.
There will be three payloads on Tiangong-2 for the Earth space science, including a Multi-angle Spectral Imager (MSI), a Three-Dimension Microwave Altimeter (3DMA) and a UV Limb sounder (UVL).
MSI will undertake observations of the ocean, atmosphere, land and other environmental resources related landmark information, to demonstrate the key technology of Chinese next generation of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer.
3DMA will use Ku band dual-antenna, wide swath interference imaging to observe and obtain high precision marine 3D shape and 3D terrain, which would break through and master new type elevation
tracking, aperture synthesis and high-precision interferometry phase acquisition and processing, and other advanced key technology of microwave imaging remote sensing.
UVL will perform ultraviolet spectrum limb detection of the Earth’s limb atmosphere, and obtain high spatial and temporal coverage, high vertical resolution images and data, to study the vertical structure and three dimensional distribution of global atmosphere density, ozone distribution, aerosol and other minor-components.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: ace5 on 02/20/2016 12:06 am
A Gamma-ray Burst Polarization Detector (POLAR) is a Sino-Swiss cooperated detector for cosmic gammaray
bursts on Tiangong-2. As the first polarization detector, it would explore the high-sensitivity polarization
by GRB mechanism, revealing the structure, the origin and evolution of the universe.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Danderman on 02/20/2016 12:20 am
Errr.... what do those drawings have to do with Shenzhou 11?
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 02/20/2016 06:22 am
Shenzhou 11 will be docking with Tian Gong 2, which I believe is the module to the right. Tianzhou 1 would be the module to the left.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: ace5 on 02/21/2016 04:11 pm
Shenzhou 11 will be docking with Tian Gong 2, which I believe is the module to the right. Tianzhou 1 would be the module to the left.

errr... The missions of SZ-11, TG-2 and TZ-1 are connected. So, the pícture.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Q4 2016
Post by: beidou on 02/28/2016 02:25 pm
Currently this is no official information on this launch yet. Based on various earlier Chinese media reports: Shenzhou 11 will be docked to Tiangong-2 space module, which is expected to be launched in 2015; so there could be a gap of several years for the next Shenzhou mission.

It's also not clear if Shenzhou 11 will be a manned mission or not and it should be dependent on the progress of Shenzhou 10 (docking to Tiangong-1).
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 02/29/2016 12:46 am
Launch is in fourth quarter this year.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-02/28/c_135137827.htm

"As part of the country's space lab program, China also plans to launch the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft, which will carry two astronauts on board, in the fourth quarter of this year to dock with Tiangong-2, according to the program's spokesperson."
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Satori on 02/29/2016 09:17 pm
Crew training for SZ-11.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Zero-G on 03/18/2016 08:09 pm
Packing the parachute for Shenzhou-11:
(Source: https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/710706628215975939 )
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 03/28/2016 02:34 pm
It has been reported that the Shenzhou 11 mission will last for about 30 days.   Is it too early to suggest a duration of 30d 7h 9m (+2 minutes or so) ?
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 04/27/2016 10:03 am
The attached launch simulation photo suggests that Shenzhou 11 will be launched around 13:04 Beijing Time on October 17th this year.   Using my estimated lifetime of 30d 7h 9m suggests that the landing will be November 16 at about 20:13 Beijing Time, so a night-time landing.   The only other night-time landing of a piloted Chinese spacecraft was that of Shenzhou 6.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: yaohua2000 on 04/27/2016 03:52 pm
It has been reported that the Shenzhou 11 mission will last for about 30 days.   Is it too early to suggest a duration of 30d 7h 9m (+2 minutes or so) ?

Latest report says the mission will last for 33 days.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 04/27/2016 04:14 pm
It has been reported that the Shenzhou 11 mission will last for about 30 days.   Is it too early to suggest a duration of 30d 7h 9m (+2 minutes or so) ?
Latest report says the mission will last for 33 days.

Landing opportunities come on alternate days, assuming the same orbit regime as seen throughout the Shenzhou and Tiangong programmes to date - ie, operations using the 31-circuits repeating orbit.   So for a flight of ~33 days you have 32d 6h 16m or 34d 5h 19m.   Being realistic I would suggest +5 minutes on these durations.

Time will tell, as it always does.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 04/28/2016 07:28 am
Re the Shenzhou 11 simulated countdown photo that I posted on here a few messages ago, can anyone translate the captions on the left-hand side which show the countdown events, please?   I was assuming that 13:04 was the planned launch time but maybe it's just the time reached during the simulation.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Satori on 06/16/2016 10:45 am
China selects only two astronauts for new mission so they can extend time to 30 days in space (http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1974370/china-selects-only-two-astronauts-new-mission-so-they-can-extend).
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 06/16/2016 01:37 pm
China selects only two astronauts for new mission so they can extend time to 30 days in space (http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1974370/china-selects-only-two-astronauts-new-mission-so-they-can-extend).

Maybe it is something to do with translations, but I have also seen statements which suggest that the Shenzhou 11 crew will spend ~30 days on board Tiangong 2, so this suggests a flight time close to 32 or 34 days.   ("Accurate" figures given above.)
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: beidou on 07/10/2016 08:50 pm
A rehearsal of this mission disclosed that SZ-11 will be launched in the morning of Oct 17th (CST) (http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=12879&pid=472110&fromuid=24484).
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: Satori on 08/03/2016 08:09 pm
The CZ-2F that will launch Shenzhou-11 left Beijing today by train bound for Jiuquan.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: Satori on 08/07/2016 02:55 pm
The CZ-2F that will launch Shenzhou-11 arrived at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on August 6.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: limen4 on 08/12/2016 06:56 pm
It seems to be very likely that launch of SZ-11 will happen in November and landing in December.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: Nordren on 08/13/2016 11:51 am
Shenzhou-11 manned spaceship reaches launch ground; scheduled for mid-October launch according to China's manned space engineering office
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-08/13/c_135593984.htm
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: Nordren on 08/13/2016 11:53 am
Shenzhou-11 arriving at Jiuquan.
Title: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: GELORD on 08/13/2016 03:36 pm
Arrival at the airport Jiǔquán
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: GELORD on 08/13/2016 03:40 pm
Arrival at the airport Jiǔquán
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: SMS on 09/05/2016 02:23 pm
Quote
Andrew Jones ‏@AJ_FI
China is preparing commemorative stamps for upcoming Shenzhou-11/Tiangong-2 missions. Crew identity obvs withheld.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: SMS on 09/05/2016 02:53 pm
The first look at SZ-11 patch
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: Prober on 09/17/2016 11:54 pm
https://youtu.be/8kgWdPG17x8
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: Mini_Elon on 09/19/2016 06:11 pm
The Shenzhou 11th" previous 2 astronauts training screen.

https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/777789324448280576
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 09/20/2016 01:49 am
The Shenzhou 11th" previous 2 astronauts training screen.

https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/777789324448280576

Is it possible to make out which taikonauts are visible in the capsule camera?

That way, we can try to figure out what the crew is before CNSA makes the announcement on launch day.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: Mini_Elon on 09/20/2016 09:00 pm

Is it possible to make out which taikonauts are visible in the capsule camera?

I don't think there is a way unless you find all the taikonauts that are in the CNSA. I guess that there will be at least one veteran taikonaut on this flight.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 09/21/2016 01:53 am
And that one veteran taikonaut is likely the Commander.

A few candidates come to my mind: Liu Wang, Zhang Xiaoguang, Liu Boming, or Fei Junlong.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: tonyq on 09/22/2016 08:28 am
Rui is preparing a front page feature about the SZ-11 launch, and I have contributed a lengthy analysis on the possible crewing options and scenarios. I don't want to spoil the article, but we will be predicting:-

Commander: Lui Wang, or Zhang Xiaoguan
Operator: Cai Xuzhe, Tang Hongbo, or Lu Zhang.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 09/22/2016 10:21 pm
Rui is preparing a front page feature about the SZ-11 launch, and I have contributed a lengthy analysis on the possible crewing options and scenarios. I don't want to spoil the article, but we will be predicting:-

Commander: Lui Wang, or Zhang Xiaoguang
Operator: Cai Xuzhe, Tang Hongbo, or Lu Zhang.

In support of your prediction, here are the possible crew selections out of the five taikonauts:

Liu Wang & Cai Xuzhe
Liu Wang & Tang Hongbo
Liu Wang & Zhang Lu

Zhang Xiaoguang & Cai Xuzhe
Zhang Xiaoguang & Tang Hongbo
Zhang Xiaoguang & Zhang Lu
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/22/2016 11:23 pm
Rui is preparing a front page feature about the SZ-11 launch, and I have contributed a lengthy analysis on the possible crewing options and scenarios. I don't want to spoil the article, but we will be predicting:-

Commander: Lui Wang, or Zhang Xiaoguan
Operator: Cai Xuzhe, Tang Hongbo, or Lu Zhang.

Yes, great work by you and Rui. Here it is!

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/09/china-prepares-crew-shenzhou-11-tiangong-2/
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016
Post by: Satori on 09/23/2016 08:23 am
According with the new information on the article, we should expect the launch on October 11 with docking on October 13.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 11th or 17th, 2016
Post by: tehwkd on 09/23/2016 04:03 pm
Quote
This points to a 32 day presence onboard Tiangong-2, starting on October 13.

Tiangong-2 pre-launch press conf on sept 14th:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdnUr_Fr-Yc

3:23 - launched by later october

15:20 - stay in tg-2 for 30 days + 3 days of flight time

16:45 - 'late oct'


Edit: whoops, forgot to add my point: Do we really think that the Swiss, the Swiss, didn't add a remote control mechanism to shut off the experiment? That they didn't consider the possibility of delayed crew launch or delayed docking?
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 11th or 17th, 2016
Post by: Satori on 09/23/2016 05:33 pm
Quote
This points to a 32 day presence onboard Tiangong-2, starting on October 13.

Tiangong-2 pre-launch press conf on sept 14th:

3:23 - launched by later october

15:20 - stay in tg-2 for 30 days + 3 days of flight time

16:45 - 'late oct'

Edit: whoops, forgot to add my point: Do we really think that the Swiss, the Swiss, didn't add a remote control mechanism to shut off the experiment? That they didn't consider the possibility of delayed crew launch or delayed docking?

So? The Swiss experiment is made in conjunction with its Chinese counterparts. I don't see the relevance for the article of having or not and remote control mechanism to shut off the experiment.

Until now, and with everything going according to plan, the experiment will be disconnected 28 days after Tiangong-2 launch. If any problem arises before launch, then it looks obvious that the experiment may run a little longer before being disconnect.

A similar disconnection period will take place in 2017.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 11th or 17th, 2016
Post by: Satori on 09/25/2016 08:44 pm
Tiangong-2 space lab enters preset orbit for docking with manned spacecraft (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-09/25/c_135712721.htm).
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016 (?)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/10/2016 08:09 am
The rocket was apparently rolled out to the pad today. Sounds like previous rumors of launching on October 17 local time are close..... ;)

(Chinese forum members uses TG-2's orbital data and calculated the launch time to be ~23:30 UTC on the 16th; docking would be ~19:40 UTC on the 18th).
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016 (?)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/10/2016 02:14 pm
The rocket was apparently rolled out to the pad today. Sounds like previous rumors of launching on October 17 local time are close..... ;)

(Chinese forum members uses TG-2's orbital data and calculated the launch time to be ~23:30 UTC on the 16th; docking would be ~19:40 UTC on the 18th).

I do hope any rollout photos are shown soon if the Long March 2F/G rocket is indeed on the pad.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016 (?)
Post by: Olaf on 10/10/2016 02:55 pm
https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/785375688744239104

https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/785383268828839936

Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016 (?)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/10/2016 03:14 pm
https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/785375688744239104

https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/785383268828839936

Strange that the state media didn't report about it at all.... (they did for TG-2)
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016 (?)
Post by: Satori on 10/10/2016 04:57 pm
https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/785375688744239104

https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/785383268828839936

Strange that the state media didn't report about it at all.... (they did for TG-2)

Or maybe they are waiting for the arrival of the crew to Jiuquan in a few days.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016 (?)
Post by: SMS on 10/10/2016 07:26 pm
Shenzhou No. 11 spacecraft (SZ-11): at 10:00 on October 10, 2016, the Long March II F Y11 rocket transfer to the launch site.

Photo by Cui.T
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016 (?)
Post by: Satori on 10/12/2016 08:00 am
If the launch will take place on the 16th or 17th, taikonauts should arrive to Jiuquan today.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - Oct 17th, 2016 (?)
Post by: tehwkd on 10/12/2016 09:42 am
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/13/2016 12:52 pm
This lack of information is frustrating :( The taikonauts should already be at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center and some usual traditions are taking place these days together with launch preparations.

Today we should have a launch simulation with the crew inside SZ-11 and the next days there will be some protocolar activities.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: Phillip Clark on 10/13/2016 01:43 pm
Maybe as things become more routine the Chinese will consider them to be less worthy of being reported in a timely manner.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/13/2016 07:12 pm
Maybe as things become more routine the Chinese will consider them to be less worthy of being reported in a timely manner.


put your eyes on utube......the best info on many subjects has moved there.


https://youtu.be/7McgnMuWUKo
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/14/2016 12:46 pm

Interview with chief designer of Tiangong-2

http://china.org.cn/china/2016-10/14/content_39487895.htm

Most interesting comment for me was:

"Zhu added that Tiangong 2 will have no other mission after it docks with Tianzhou 1 next year."

which indicates no Shenzhou-12 visit.    Pity.

Looks like Shenzhou-11 will be the only manned visit to Tiangong-2.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/15/2016 09:48 am
According to reports on the web the pre-launch press conference will be held tomorrow at 01:00 UTC, when the identity of the astronauts and the exact launch time will be announced. Coverage of the launch will start with crew departure to the pad at around 20:00 UTC.
Title: Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: Svetoslav on 10/15/2016 09:52 am
So they're really waiting for the very last moment to announce the names ...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/15/2016 11:54 am
Moved to live coverage anticipating the live coverage of the pre-launch press conference will be held tomorrow at 01:00 UTC (October 16) when the identity of the astronauts and the exact launch time will be announced.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: Star One on 10/15/2016 01:51 pm

Interview with chief designer of Tiangong-2

http://china.org.cn/china/2016-10/14/content_39487895.htm

Most interesting comment for me was:

"Zhu added that Tiangong 2 will have no other mission after it docks with Tianzhou 1 next year."

which indicates no Shenzhou-12 visit.    Pity.

Looks like Shenzhou-11 will be the only manned visit to Tiangong-2.

That seems a real shame. It sounds as if aside from this manned mission and the cargo test next year that it's just going to operate as an autonomous science platform.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: pippin on 10/15/2016 01:57 pm

Interview with chief designer of Tiangong-2

http://china.org.cn/china/2016-10/14/content_39487895.htm

Most interesting comment for me was:

"Zhu added that Tiangong 2 will have no other mission after it docks with Tianzhou 1 next year."

which indicates no Shenzhou-12 visit.    Pity.

Looks like Shenzhou-11 will be the only manned visit to Tiangong-2.

That seems a real shame. It sounds as if aside from this manned mission and the cargo test next year that it's just going to operate as an autonomous science platform.
Does this maybe indicate the life support systems are not capable of more
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: Svetoslav on 10/15/2016 01:58 pm
So... this may turn out to be the only manned mission until the big space station comes alive. If true, this could mean that we won't see a manned Chinese mission until 2018-2020 period...

But it looks like they never cared about long gaps.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/15/2016 02:15 pm
Moved to live coverage anticipating the live coverage of the pre-launch press conference will be held tomorrow at 01:00 UTC (October 16) when the identity of the astronauts and the exact launch time will be announced.

Correction: It seems that it will be held at 02:30 UTC instead.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/15/2016 05:38 pm
Moved to live coverage anticipating the live coverage of the pre-launch press conference will be held tomorrow at 01:00 UTC (October 16) when the identity of the astronauts and the exact launch time will be announced.

Correction: It seems that it will be held at 02:30 UTC instead.

A couple of questions that no NSF member may have (yet):

Will the press conference be carried (live or delayed) on the English language CCTV news?

Will the press conference be web-cast?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/15/2016 08:06 pm
Moved to live coverage anticipating the live coverage of the pre-launch press conference will be held tomorrow at 01:00 UTC (October 16) when the identity of the astronauts and the exact launch time will be announced.

Correction: It seems that it will be held at 02:30 UTC instead.

A couple of questions that no NSF member may have (yet):

Will the press conference be carried (live or delayed) on the English language CCTV news?

Will the press conference be web-cast?


found this link on that new page...look for news


http://www.cctv-america.com/livestream/
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: Sam Ho on 10/16/2016 01:06 am
Live in Chinese and English on CCTV-4 now

http://tv.cctv.com/live/cctvamerica/
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/16/2016 01:08 am
The briefing BEFORE the press conference has begun (02:00 UTC).  During the news broadcast in the hour prior, the reporter said the names of the 2 astronauts would be announced.  Then, the press conference would follow.

I missed the introductions: who are the 1 woman and 2 men on the dais?
(EDIT: The man on the left is acting as translator into English.)
(EDIT: The woman in the center is the spokesperson of the Chinese manned space program.)

They started with a statement from the woman seated in the center.  I didn't hear any "new news" during the portion of her statement that I listened to.  Now they are taking questions from the journalists.  The earlier news coverage said around 200 journalists were in attendance.  (Anyone from NSF there?)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/16/2016 01:09 am
Jing Haipeng is back as commander.
The left seat will be filled by Chen Dong.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/16/2016 01:33 am
The first question that I was able to pay full attention to was asked by a Russian journalist--asking if the mission preparation was accomplished by China alone, or if they received assistance from another nation?  (Question for NSF members--could this journalist been implying by his question that the Chinese CAN'T execute their own human spaceflight program without foreign help?)

The answer stressed it was a Chinese mission, but that there are connections internationally to the other space agencies of the world.

I missed the question from the lady reporter for a Chinese radio network.

A question about the astronaut/taikonaut selection process, noting there is one "old" and one "new" taikonaut.  (Both terms were used by the translator.)  And a question about the experiment aboard provided by Hong Kong middle school students.

Another questioner: How are the tasks distributed between the 2 taikonauts/astronauts?
Answer: there is extensive cross-training.
I just heard the explicit length of the fully successful mission: 33 days.
Both men will work for 8 hours/day, then rest at "night."
Exercise includes use of an exercise bicycle.
Communication with family available by phone and e-mail.
Live ultrasound aboard will be used to monitor cardiovascular activity.
Experiments will include plant growth.  (The earlier coverage mentioned growing plants from seeds aboard TG-2, then planting those seeds for a 2nd generation life cycle in space.)
Life in space is very "colorful" and exciting.
Space diaries will be kept.

End of press conference--closing statement from the man on the right of the dais.

Another press conference will follow, about 30 minutes after the conclusion of this press conference, to allow the press to meet the 2 crewmen.

(slight EDIT)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: savuporo on 10/16/2016 01:39 am
Q: how do you divide the work between two astronauts ? what are the tasks and highlights ?

A: the crew just introduced. They mutually back up each, trained pilots, docking, emergency and malfunctions.

They will complete spacecraft care, and orbiting mission, outreach and demos.

Highlights : life in space, 35 days in orbit, longest mission - already a highlight.

The taikonauts will work six days a week, 8 hours a day, same regime as ground.

Many types of food supplied on the flight, Treadmill, can call families over radio and emails

The life in space will be colorful and interesting.

Second highlight: experiments
Taikonauts will carry out many orbiting experiments
Ultrasound inspection experiments, cardiopulmonary function. Replacement of space production samples and plant cultivation
Orbital repair experiments

Third highlight: outreach and demoes

- press conference over. The answers seemed very canned/scripted
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: MATTBLAK on 10/16/2016 01:51 am
Jing Haipeng is back as commander.
The left seat will be filled by Chen Dong.
First Chinese Astronaut to make three flights! Good for him.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ace5 on 10/16/2016 01:52 am
Shenzhou 11 Press conference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mULqOwZHE84
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ace5 on 10/16/2016 01:55 am
These two men were introduced

"
Jing Haipeng is back as commander.
The left seat will be filled by Chen Dong." as Galactic Penguin said
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/16/2016 02:08 am
There was an extensive story (in Chinese only) about Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong, including interviews with both astronauts.  There were interesting video clips from various portions of the training process, and from the Shenzhou-7 and 9 missions.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (~23:30 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/16/2016 02:17 am
- press conference over. The answers seemed very canned/scripted
In the portion that I saw, there was only 1 question not from a Chinese journalist.

I think you're right.  The answers were very well prepared, as if being read from a script.  I suppose to have well-prepared answers, you'd have to know what questions will be asked.  Which implies that the questions were approved ahead of time.

No "Burning Man" questions today at JSLC!  ;D
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 02:19 am
Amazing that Jing Haipeng is gonna make a third spaceflight.

Liu Boming or Zhang Xiaoguang could've taken the Commander slot, but I'm fine with Haipeng.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: astropl on 10/16/2016 02:23 am
(http://lk.astronautilus.pl/temp/pfa/sz11crew.jpg)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/16/2016 02:32 am
"Meet the crew" press conference has begun.  The 2 astronauts are behind a Plexiglas wall.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: cd-slam on 10/16/2016 02:43 am
There seems to be some confusion on the length of the mission. CCTV just reported it was 30 days. Elsewhere 33 and 35 days. Great news for Jing Haipeng, he will hold the Chinese duration record for some years. Not bad for a 49 year old.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: astropl on 10/16/2016 02:47 am
There seems to be some confusion on the length of the mission. CCTV just reported it was 30 days. Elsewhere 33 and 35 days.

See here (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/16/c_135757498.htm):

The spacecraft will dock with orbiting space lab Tiangong-2 within two days, and the astronauts will stay in the space lab for 30 days, she said.

After that the Shenzhou-11 spaceship will separate with Tiangong-2 and return to Earth within one day, Wu said.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: tonyq on 10/16/2016 02:53 am


Liu Boming or Zhang Xiaoguan could've taken the Commander slot, but I'm fine with Haipeng.

I'm sure the Chinese will be mightily relieved that you approve of their selection!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 02:55 am
Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 04:03 am
Although this is not a live update, here's a video I made that depicts what will happen over the course of the 10-minute ascent of Shenzhou 11.

This video is mainly aimed toward those who are not familiar with the Chinese manned space program.

Credit goes to CCTV for these video clips.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OoWUdJnGFQ
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ืnewsman on 10/16/2016 10:20 am
China to launch Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft on Oct. 17

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nation/China-to-launch-Shenzhou11-manned-spacecraft-on-Oct-17/shdaily.shtml

Wu Ping, deputy director of China's manned space engineering office, addresses a press conference at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Oct. 16, 2016. The Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft will be launched at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 17, 2016 Beijing Time (2330 GMT Oct. 16). The spaceship will take two male astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong into space. The spacecraft will dock with orbiting space lab Tiangong-2 within two days and the astronauts will stay in the space lab for 30 days before returning to Earth. The 50-year-old Jing will be commander of the mission. It will be the first spaceflight of 38-year-old Chen and Jing Haipeng's third.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 12:58 pm
Rui's article!
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/10/chinese-duo-launch-shenzhou-11/
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 01:55 pm
Astronauts of China's Shenzhou-11 mission meet press (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/16/c_135757936.htm).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 01:57 pm
China Focus: The sky-high dreams of Shenzhou-11 astronaut Chen Dong (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/16/c_135758408.htm).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 01:58 pm
Astronauts to be Xinhua's special correspondents in space (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/16/c_135757918.htm).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Joachim on 10/16/2016 02:05 pm
I hope someone has hi res portraits / photos.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 10/16/2016 03:21 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsyeLmMGL6w

Quote
Astronauts of China's Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft, Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong, met the press on Sunday at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, northwest China, ahead of the spacecraft launch scheduled at 07:30 on Monday.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 10/16/2016 03:26 pm
Quote
After the Shenzhou-7 and 9 missions, China's Jing Haipeng has been named as one of the two astronauts to fly the Shenzhou-11 spaceship, making Jing the only astronaut in the country to be in space for three times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFVL9BpXm28

Quote
In past years, China's astronauts have ventured into space with various aerospace missions. Today, the country is counting on the younger generation to conduct future missions. Ex-fighter pilot Chen Dong has been selected for the upcoming mission on Shenzhou-11 and Tiangong-2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVBXFD4LJgI
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/16/2016 03:44 pm
Shenzhou 11 Press conference
This YouTube video has already been removed.

From the CCTV YouTube account:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUI6U6YH6lc
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ace5 on 10/16/2016 05:34 pm
Shenzhou 11 Press conference
This YouTube video has already been removed.

From the CCTV YouTube account:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUI6U6YH6lc

Am I understanding wrongly, (11:46) or the chinese astronauts are going to use Penguin suits for countermeasuring microgravity effects on muscles?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 10/16/2016 06:28 pm
Shenzhou-11 patch:
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 10/16/2016 06:31 pm
Shenzhou-11 crew
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 06:32 pm
The crew should now be suiting up for this evening's launch. The Launch and Entry suits they wear are derivatives of the Russian Sokol suits and are said to be lighter in mass.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: TALsite on 10/16/2016 06:47 pm
Chen Dong was involved in the CAVES Program with Ye Guangfu

From the China Taikinauts thread:
https://twitter.com/ESA_CAVES/status/541648706484064256

Here a photo with Ye Guangfu and Chen Dong.
Maybe someone at ESA has some more.


And a capture of the SZ-11 patch from Chen Dong's shoulder on a CCTV image
http://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html

It's seems clear (to me) that Chinese Space Authorities design the patch, with no taikonaut input, and doesn't matter who should fly the mission.
Someone knows the translation of the chinese characters in the patch?

Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Sam Ho on 10/16/2016 07:52 pm
And a capture of the SZ-11 patch from Chen Dong's shoulder on a CCTV image
http://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html

It's seems clear (to me) that Chinese Space Authorities design the patch, with no taikonaut input, and doesn't matter who should fly the mission.
Someone knows the translation of the chinese characters in the patch?
TG-2/SZ-11 manned flight mission.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: northenarc on 10/16/2016 08:07 pm
 CCTV report on Shenzhou-11 live now

https://youtu.be/wuzZYzSoEEU
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 08:35 pm
The Center
Status Fueling complete

Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 08:42 pm
permission...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 08:44 pm
Permission granted:
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 08:47 pm
major sendoff

Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 08:48 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 08:52 pm
Amazing crowds.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 08:54 pm
Crew transfer van continuing on its way to the launch pad led by a police escort.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ChrisC on 10/16/2016 08:54 pm
Repeating this link from a couple pages back for anyone looking for a live video stream of this event.  Live coverage is continuing at this time.

Live in Chinese and English on CCTV-4 now

http://tv.cctv.com/live/cctvamerica/
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: eric z on 10/16/2016 08:59 pm
 CCTV is on channel 30.3 over-the-air television in the DC area 8), part of the Mhz-family channels. Enjoy!
   This parade to the pad is wild...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 08:59 pm
CCTV report on Shenzhou-11 live now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuzZYzSoEEU

Anyone got a better youtube stream (not the Chinese one Chris linked). This is laggy as hell.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 08:59 pm
L-2 hours, 30 minutes.

The crew transfer van will soon arrive on the pad surface. After that, Haipeng and Dong will enter the elevator that will take them to the crew service platform for eventual capsule ingress.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:03 pm
The Shenzhou 11 crew members have now arrived at the SLS-1 pad.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 09:04 pm
at launch site


Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:05 pm
Haipeng and Dong now exiting the crew transfer van.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:06 pm
After a short word with military personnel, Haipeng and Dong have entered the Fixed Umbilical Tower elevator.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 09:06 pm
in the lift
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: SirKeplan on 10/16/2016 09:07 pm
this stream seems to be working better so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nv-hAR5o-I
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:07 pm
At the present time, no weather or technical issues are being reported. Launch is still scheduled for 23:30 UTC (7:30 AM China Standard Time).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:09 pm
It looks like the crew transfer van and police escort have left the pad.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 09:09 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:10 pm
Haipeng and Dong have arrived at the crew service platform, about to ingress Shenzhou 11.

Haipeng, as Commander, will enter first. Dong, as Flight Engineer, will be the last to enter.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 09:10 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:11 pm
Once the taikonauts are fully strapped into their seats, they'll make communications checks with the Mission Control Center in Dongfeng.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 09:13 pm
Preparing to enter SZ-11.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 09:14 pm
Chen Dong entering SZ-11
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 09:15 pm
in they go...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:16 pm
Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong now climbing into the capsule.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 09:16 pm
Jing Haipeng entering SZ-11.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:17 pm
Filling out some checklists before getting strapped in.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 09:18 pm
Jing Haipeng waiting in the orbital module while Chen Dong to prepare SZ-11 for launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:20 pm
The countdown is currently at L-2 hours, 10 minutes and counting.

Chen Dong was actually the first to enter the capsule. Jing Haipeng will follow behind him.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 09:21 pm
confused....see 3 seats ....looks like supples into on of them
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:21 pm
Jing Haipeng now in the descent module.

Should've removed the third seat beforehand since this is a two-person crew.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 09:21 pm
Both taikonauts inside the return module.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:23 pm
Closeout crew continuing to assist Haipeng and Dong during the ingress process.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 09:24 pm
Technicians have already cleaned the white room in preparation for launch. Both taikonauts are inside SZ-11.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:25 pm
Not much to report at this time.

Ingress and closeout going smoothly.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Zero-G on 10/16/2016 09:26 pm
confused....see 3 seats ....looks like supples into on of them
Yes, but it looks like it is only the seat shell, without lining.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 09:27 pm
Crew access hatch to the return module is now closed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ace5 on 10/16/2016 09:27 pm
Shenzhou 11 has a 3rd seat!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 09:27 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:27 pm
Descent module hatch has been closed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Phillip Clark on 10/16/2016 09:28 pm
I thought that it was interesting that reference was made earlier to the Chinese doing bed-rest experiments of 1-2 years in preparation of long-duration space missions.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:28 pm
Jing Haipeng preparing the button pointer, one being similar to what they use on the Soyuz.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:30 pm
Crew now strapping themselves into their seats.

Consists of four chest belts and two knee pads per crew member.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 09:30 pm
Taikonauts getting into position on their seats.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 09:31 pm
T-2h for launch...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:31 pm
Less than two hours to launch.

Countdown continuing with no problems thus far.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:33 pm
Crew now getting their gloves out of their ankle pockets and will soon secure them to their suit arms.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 09:33 pm
Gloves on...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:34 pm
The only thing left for the crew members is their helmet visors, which they will close at T-4 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:35 pm
Standing by for the fairing hatch to be closed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:37 pm
Some sort of countdown is going on in the background. For what?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ace5 on 10/16/2016 09:37 pm
Looks like a functional seat
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 09:38 pm
Doing pressure tests on the pressurized space suits.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:38 pm
The crew closed their visors early to perform pressure tests on their Launch and Entry suits.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:40 pm
Suit pressure tests satisfactory. Crew opening their visors again.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:41 pm
CCTV showing flashback to crew conversation with military personnel behind a Plexiglas wall.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: TALsite on 10/16/2016 09:43 pm
Haipeng and Dong have arrived at the crew service platform, about to ingress Shenzhou 11.

Haipeng, as Commander, will enter first. Dong, as Flight Engineer, will be the last to enter.
The commander (both in Shenzhou and Soyuz) always enters last because his seat it's in the center position, just under the DM hatch..
For the same reason, is the first being extracted on landing.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:43 pm
Showing flashback to crew entering crew transfer van.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: A12 on 10/16/2016 09:46 pm
Shouldn't be the pilot on the left couch (left as per the commander's  perspective) ?

Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:50 pm
At the present time, the Long March 2F/G rocket is fully fueled with dinitrogen tetroxide as an oxidizer and unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine as the main fuel.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:50 pm
Shouldn't be the pilot on the left couch (left as per the commander's  perspective) ?

Only on Soyuz. It's reversed on Shenzhou.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:52 pm
CCTV showing flashback to when the Shenzhou 11 crew were training for this upcoming mission.

Includes interviews with Haipeng and Dong.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:57 pm
We're at L-92 minutes and continuing to edge closer towards an eventual T0 at 23:30 UTC.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 09:59 pm
Getting video from the Shenzhou 11 capsule again.

Crew completing final prelaunch checklists.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:00 pm
Another interview and training flashback.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:02 pm
CCTV officially taking a commercial break.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:09 pm
Overall, this will mark the 13th launch of a Long March 2F rocket, but only the 4th for the 2F/G variant.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:13 pm
At the time of launch, it will be two minutes before sunrise, which makes this a day launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:14 pm
Closeout crew still completing their checklists before closing the fairing hatch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:14 pm
Talking about new suits.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:15 pm
Talking about the space food.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:16 pm
Food container. From 2013?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:18 pm
Cutaway.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:18 pm
Will listen to Chinese national anthems and music.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:19 pm
View inside the Dongfeng Mission Control Center.

The way they launch rockets along with other Chinese Satellite Launch Centers is similar to the Delta II and the early launch vehicles beforehand:

The Launch Conductor pushes a red button to ignite the engines.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: SMS on 10/16/2016 10:19 pm
Shenzhou-11 patch artwork:
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:19 pm
Talking about the reasons for exploring space.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:20 pm
L-70 minutes. The Shenzhou 11 crew members are strapped into their seats in anticipation of this evening's launch and the closeout crew is beginning to wrap up their procedures in the White Room.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:22 pm
I forgot to mention:

The quad-videoboard shows two cameras in the White Room, one camera in the Orbital Module, and one camera in the Descent Module.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:23 pm
Showing previous missions.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:24 pm
Talking about CZ-2F launch vehicle.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:25 pm
It looks like the Orbital Module hatch is closed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:25 pm
CZ-2F one of the safest vehicles in China.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:26 pm
Some work at the fairing.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:28 pm
The other expert.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:29 pm
There's a camera looking at the Launch Abort System's tower and the upper service platforms.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:29 pm
View of the LES.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:30 pm
L-60 minutes and counting.

Now inside the final hour before the only manned launch to the Tiangong 2 space station.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 10:30 pm
One hour for launch!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:31 pm
The events before crew ingress are being played again.

We can see the quad-videoboard as well.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 10:31 pm
Final cleaning of the white room...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:31 pm
Fairing door still not closed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 10:31 pm
1 hr. to go
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:32 pm
The fairing hatch should be closed momentarily.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:32 pm
Closing the hatch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:33 pm
Hatch is closed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:33 pm
Fairing hatch is now closed.

The closeout crew now beginning to clear the launch area.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:34 pm
Crew performing safety checks.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:34 pm
Safety checks now being performed by Haipeng and Dong.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 10:35 pm
55 minutes for launch...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:36 pm
Another view inside the Dongfeng Mission Control Center. This time, it's a news reporter providing information.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:36 pm
T-55 minutes. Talking about the 3-step plan.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:37 pm
The third step is the modular space station.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:38 pm
Talking about SLS!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:38 pm
Again, weather and technology are not violating any of the Launch Criteria.

Everything remains GO.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:38 pm
Talking about Ariane 6.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:39 pm
Talking about CZ-5.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:40 pm
Standing by for the lower service platforms to retract in less than 5 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:40 pm
Talking about CZ-8 with 100 t capability. Will have technology by 2019.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:42 pm
Is bigger better?

Yes! Needed for exploration. Talking about SLS with 130 t payload. Crucial for interplanetary missions.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:43 pm
Checking base of vehicle.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:44 pm
L-45 minutes. The two lower service platforms now retracting. The upper two platforms will retract in about 18 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 10:45 pm
45 minutes to launch...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:45 pm
CZ-2F has 9 t to orbit. CZ-7 has 13 t and CZ-5 20 t to LEO.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 10:46 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:46 pm
T-45 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:46 pm
Haipeng and Dong continuing to prep the Shenzhou capsule for launch. There are tons of small tasks to perform before the "Ignition" button is pushed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:47 pm
Current cost is $20,000/kg. Ariane 6 aims at $6,200/kg.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:49 pm
A short mention of SpaceX and commercialisation of space.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 10:50 pm
40 minutes for launch...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:50 pm
Mentioned Blue Arrow. I think he meant Blue Origin.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:51 pm
Talking about Shuttle retirement and Commercial Crew program.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:51 pm
Interorbital Systems!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:52 pm
With proper funding could be ready before others.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:53 pm
L-37 minutes. The lower service platforms are fully retracted.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:54 pm
Talking about SpaceX ITS and their current problems.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 10:55 pm
35 minutes for launch...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:56 pm
T-35 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 10:56 pm
Lower sections of the service tower are now retracted.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 10:57 pm
With half the service platforms retracted, we can see the Ground Support Equipment swing arms, which supply the Long March rocket with ground electricity and launch propellant.

These swing arms should retract at the T-45 second point.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:58 pm
Showing China's first satellite launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 10:58 pm
CZ-1 designer.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Kryten on 10/16/2016 10:59 pm
Mentioned Blue Arrow. I think he meant Blue Origin.
No, it's a name of LandSpace Tech's (http://www.landspacetech.com/) Chinese commercial rocket, otherwise known as LS-1.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:00 pm
L-30 minutes.

Entering the final half-hour before the planned T0 at 23:30 UTC.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:01 pm
T-30 minutes. Showing CCTV promo.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:02 pm
Crew reporting for duty.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:02 pm
L-27 minutes. The two upper service platforms are beginning to retract as our countdown continues.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:03 pm
Reporters around China.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:04 pm
Weather is good. 6 C, no clouds, a little windy.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:04 pm
L-25 minutes.

About 10 minutes before the Terminal Count begins as part of the "Auto Sequence Start" procedure.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:05 pm
TG-2 in 393 km orbit waiting for SZ-11. Same height for future Space Station.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:06 pm
T-25 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:06 pm
It should be a beautiful launch given the lighting conditions at T0.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:06 pm
TG-2 experiments.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:07 pm
L-23 minutes. The upper service platforms have fully retracted and the Long March 2F/G rocket is completely exposed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:07 pm
Growing plants in space.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:09 pm
Will grow bromine? lettuce. 30 day life cycle. Will be used for food this time.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:10 pm
L-20 minutes. Not much to report at this time as all mission aspects remain favorable.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:10 pm
Talking about gassification of coal.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:11 pm
T-20 minutes. Used aerospace technology for plant.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:11 pm
There will be three 2nd stage onboard cameras during the launch.

One looking at the first stage and boosters, one looking at the 2nd stage engine and verniers, and one looking at the Shenzhou spacecraft inside the fairing.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: nacnud on 10/16/2016 11:12 pm
Will grow bromine? lettuce. 30 day life cycle. Will be used for food this time.

Romaine lettuce
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:13 pm
Talking about growing lettuce on TG-2. Mention of growing potatoes in The Martian.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:14 pm
T-15 minutes. We have a go for auto sequence start.

The Launch Abort System has been armed for flight; it can be used to pull Shenzhou 11 from the Long March 2F/G rocket within the first two minutes of flight should an emergency occur.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:15 pm
Crew waiting for liftoff.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:16 pm
T-15 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:16 pm
T-13 minutes. Haipeng and Dong wrapping up their prelaunch checklists.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:17 pm
Now reporting T-15 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:18 pm
T-11 minutes. Again, this will mark the first Chinese manned spaceflight in over three years.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:19 pm
Vehicle on the pad.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:20 pm
I think the clock has been reset to T-15 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 11:20 pm
Ten minutes for launch...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:20 pm
T-9 minutes. At liftoff, the Long March 2F/G will produce 1,331,588 pounds of thrust.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 11:21 pm
T-10 mins.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:22 pm
T-10 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:22 pm
Is there a countdown recycle going on? Not sure if Steven's right.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 11:22 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:23 pm
Launch time 07:30:28 Beijing time.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 11:23 pm
Launch at 23:30:28 UTC.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:24 pm
T-6 minutes. Final comm check being performed between Mission Control and Shenzhou 11.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:24 pm
T-7 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 11:25 pm
5 minutes for launch... All is ready for the sixth Chinese manned space mission.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:25 pm
T-6 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:26 pm
T-4 minutes and counting.

All crew members, close and lock your visors, initiate O2 flow, and on behalf of the NASA Spaceflight Forum and all of the nation of China, we wish you good luck and Godspeed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:26 pm
T-5 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/16/2016 11:27 pm
T-0 is set for 23:30:28 UTC.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:27 pm
T-3 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:27 pm
Now its T-5 minutes. Wish they would show a countdown clock.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 11:27 pm
Visors on the helmets closed.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:27 pm
T-2 minutes. The first and second stages now being pressurized for launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:28 pm
T-4 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:28 pm
T-90 seconds. Standing by for GSE swing arm retraction.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 11:28 pm
Chinese big wigs are watching.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:28 pm
T-60 seconds and counting.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:28 pm
T-3 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:29 pm
T-45 seconds. The GSE swing arms now retracting away from the Long March 2F/G. The three iconic beeps now being sounded in the Mission Control Center.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 11:29 pm
60 seconds...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:29 pm
T-30 seconds. Still counting at this time.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:30 pm
T-2 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:30 pm
T-20 seconds. Launch vehicle is secure at flight pressures. 15 seconds.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:30 pm
T-1 minute.
Title: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: pippin on 10/16/2016 11:31 pm
T-45 seconds. The GSE swing arms now retracting away from the Long March 2F/G. The three iconic beeps now being sounded in the Mission Control Center.
What do they do with umbilicals in case of a scrub?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:31 pm
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, we have go for engine start, we have ignition, and we have liftoff of the Long March 2F/G rocket with Shenzhou 11, beginning China's sixth manned spaceflight while continuing the experiments for long-term living in space.

T+12 seconds. Long March has cleared the tower. Good thrust on all four boosters and the first stage.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:31 pm
Liftoff!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:32 pm
T+25 seconds. Pitch, roll, and yaw maneuvers have started to put Long March on a east-southeast azimuth of 102.45 degrees.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:32 pm
T+40 seconds. Radar tracking is nominal thus far.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:32 pm
T+1 minute. Mach 1. Long March passing 343.5 meters per second.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Sam Ho on 10/16/2016 11:32 pm
Liftoff time 23:30:31.409 UTC.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 11:32 pm
LAUNCH!!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:33 pm
T+1 minute.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:33 pm
T+1 minute, 14 seconds. Max-Q. Launch vehicle has experienced maximum aerodynamic pressure in the lower atmosphere.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 11:33 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:33 pm
T+1 minute, 39 seconds. Getting an amazing picture from an onboard camera mounted on the second stage looking at the boosters and first stage. There are two other cameras looking at the second stage engine and the Shenzhou 11 spacecraft respectively.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 11:33 pm
launch
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:33 pm
T+2 minutes. We have Launch Abort System jettison.

Coming up on booster shutdown and separation. The four strap-ons will burn until 153.9 seconds; they'll be separated four seconds after shutdown. The first stage will burn until 160.8 seconds; just before shutdown, the second stage engine and verniers will ignite and separate the first stage using a "hot-fire" method.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:34 pm
T+2 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:34 pm
T+2 minutes, 34 seconds. Booster separation confirmed. And we have MECO on schedule.

First stage separation confirmed. Second stage ignition. This burn will last for 5 minutes; that's for the main second stage engine. The verniers will burn for another minute and 55 seconds after SECO to ensure proper orbit insertion.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 11:34 pm
Staging.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:34 pm
T+3 minutes. Second stage engine and verniers continue to burn well. Coming up on fairing separation.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:34 pm
Booster separation.

T+3 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 11:35 pm
sep
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:35 pm
T+3 minutes, 30 seconds. Fairing separation confirmed. The Shenzhou 11 crew members can now see the limb of the Earth.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:36 pm
T+4 minutes. Fairing separation.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:36 pm
T+4 minutes, 20 seconds. Second stage tanks stable.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:36 pm
T+5 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 11:37 pm
Commentators don't know this isn't the first stage ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:37 pm
T+5 minutes, 20 seconds. Telemetry still strong at this point. Radar tracking is also healthy.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:37 pm
T+6 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:38 pm
T+6 minutes, 19 seconds. About three minutes of powered flight remaining.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:38 pm
T+7 minutes. Looks like the crew is enjoying the ride.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:38 pm
T+7 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:39 pm
T+7 minute, 40 seconds. SECO confirmed. The verniers are still burning.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:39 pm
T+8 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:40 pm
T+8 minutes, 30 seconds. One minute of powered flight left. 8 seconds after Vernier Engine Cutoff, Shenzhou 11 will separate from the second stage.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 11:40 pm
solar panel
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:41 pm
T+9 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:41 pm
T+9 minutes, 12 seconds. Standing by for VECO in about 20 seconds.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:41 pm
T+9 minutes, 36 seconds. VECO confirmed.

And we have spacecraft separation. Both breakwires indicate a nominal sep. Next major event will be solar panel deployment in about 3 minutes.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:41 pm
Spacecraft separation!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 11:42 pm
S/C Sep!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:42 pm
In orbit.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:42 pm
T+10 minutes, 40 seconds. Shenzhou 11 crew members are now in zero gravity.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:43 pm
Fantastic exterior view.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:43 pm
T+11 minutes, 30 seconds. Second stage camera shows that a valve on the stage opened, putting the stage in a tumble.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/16/2016 11:43 pm
Solar panels deployed!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:44 pm
T+12 minutes, 18 seconds.  Solar panel deployment has started. These panels have a total surface area of 24.48 square meters and provide 1000 watts of power to Shenzhou 11.

This offically marks the end of a nominal ascent to Low Earth Orbit. Congrats to the China National Space Administration on an awesome launch. We hope to see the crew back on the ground in about 33 days.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:44 pm
Solar arrays deployed!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 11:45 pm
Arrays!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:45 pm
The solemn ground crew.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:46 pm
Crew doing fine.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:46 pm
14 minutes Mission Elapsed Time. On-orbit operations officially beginning.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: mtakala24 on 10/16/2016 11:47 pm
Launch campaign highlights video playing.

Congratulations on the successful launch to all our peaceful Chinese friends and engineeers!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/16/2016 11:47 pm
As the mission passes T+15 minutes, I will end my play-by-coverage here.

Showing launch replays at this time.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:47 pm
Showing the gantry retracting that we didn't get to see before.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:48 pm
Launch replays.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: AncientU on 10/16/2016 11:49 pm
Congratulations on a beautiful launch.
God speed...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: TALsite on 10/16/2016 11:51 pm
Thanks for the coverage,specially Steven Pietrobon y ZachS05.

And greetings to he Shenzhou 11 backup crew!  ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Prober on 10/16/2016 11:51 pm
Congratulations
anyone know the docking schedule?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Star One on 10/16/2016 11:52 pm
Congratulations to all concerned and a safe journey to the station.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:52 pm
Speeches. Reporting a successful launch!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: MATTBLAK on 10/16/2016 11:52 pm
Spectacular launch! The people of China can be justifiably proud.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:53 pm
Reading congratulatory message.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: DecoLV on 10/16/2016 11:54 pm
Thank you all for the excellent coverage. It was even better (and earlier) than the live stream I was watching concurrently.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/16/2016 11:55 pm
Great work Steven, Rui and Zach...and all! Rui's article updated:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/10/chinese-duo-launch-shenzhou-11/
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:56 pm
Closing speech.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/16/2016 11:58 pm
A very successful mission.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Mapperuo on 10/16/2016 11:59 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jhx4J2j_kw
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/17/2016 12:00 am
Congratulations
anyone know the docking schedule?

Docking in two days, October 18.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:01 am
Talking about Chang'e 5, 4 and L2 mission. More Lunar missions are being planned. Central government has approved Mars mission.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:02 am
John Zarralla from CCTV US office talking about launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:03 am
Virtually no coverage in the US of launch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:05 am
Pre-launch coverage.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Blackstar on 10/17/2016 12:05 am
Virtually no coverage in the US of launch.

We're a little preoccupied with the meltdown of our political system.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:06 am
The three space faring nations heading in different directions.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:07 am
NASA rarely uses the Moon and Mars in the same sentence.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:08 am
Russia eyeing a 2030 Lunar landing.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:09 am
US Congress forbids China from ISS cooperation so they have been going alone, very nicely.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:10 am
Talking about Chinese Lunar mission.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:12 am
Talked a little about SpaceX and their Mars ambitions and current problems.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:13 am
Bolden talking about US/China space collaboration in 2014.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/17/2016 12:16 am
The three CCTV America studio journalists/commentators are speaking to Professor John Horack, Neil Armstrong Chairman in Aerospace Policy, Ohio State University.
Edited
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Roci Stone on 10/17/2016 12:18 am
Does anyone have the initial orbital parameters?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:20 am
Franklin Chang-Diaz talking about using NBL.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/17/2016 12:22 am
Launch time: 23:30:31.409UTC

Launch images...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:22 am
Not sure what is going on here!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Bubbinski on 10/17/2016 12:23 am
Congratulations to the Chinese for the successful Shenzhou launch!

The launch replays were a nice touch, looks like they learned a few things from NASA TV.

Question: why 2 astronauts and not 3?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:23 am
World's largest radio telescope. 500 m in diameter.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: collectSPACE on 10/17/2016 12:25 am
Question: why 2 astronauts and not 3?

Limiting the crew to two allowed for the extended 30-day mission on Tiangong-2.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:26 am
Back to Beijing.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:28 am
Would be happy to see Chinese astronaut standing on the surface of the Moon.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Ollopa11 on 10/17/2016 12:29 am
Congratulations to the People's Liberation Army on another truly great success.  Next stop,  the Moon?   Questions:  Why is Europe prioritising the Moon over Mars colonies?  Why is Paul Spudis screaming from the bleachers for NASA to do the same?  Europe is awake.  But is the West awake?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: snowhole on 10/17/2016 12:30 am
Screenshot of flightradar showing a very visible no fly zone.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/17/2016 12:32 am
Not sure what is going on here!
My semi-educated guess: emergency medical technician training.

It looks like the one is preparing to apply a bandage to the other's exposed arm?

And, the mannequin on the floor looks like a "resusci-Annie" for CPR training.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: DwightM on 10/17/2016 12:33 am
Thanks all very much for the coverage. On vaca in NZ, glad I could tune in to NSF!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 10/17/2016 12:34 am
Some closing shots from the broadcast. The Taikonauts saluted just before liftoff!

Congratulations to China for the successful launch!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: savuporo on 10/17/2016 12:48 am
Congratulations to China for the successful launch!

Congrats as well ! I hope they keep the channels open and keep everyone informed about whats going on with the spacecraft and the mission over the next coming weeks
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/17/2016 12:58 am
Congratulations to the People's Liberation Army on another truly great success.  Next stop,  the Moon?   Questions:  Why is Europe prioritising the Moon over Mars colonies?  Why is Paul Spudis screaming from the bleachers for NASA to do the same?  Europe is awake.  But is the West awake?

Wrong thread for this. This thread is about the launch....
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/17/2016 03:18 am
For those waiting for better photos of the launch, here they are from the Xinhua News Agency:

Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/17/2016 03:23 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: eeergo on 10/17/2016 06:53 am
Retrieval of the lower section of the fairing, from ChinaSpaceFlight's Twitter: https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight (https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight)


Note the -open- grid fins on the upper right picture. I think you can see the ingress hatch in the lower right image.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: eeergo on 10/17/2016 06:57 am
Also from the above source, start of barbecue roll was confirmed in view of the Marrakesh ground station (didn't know there was one there!).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Phillip Clark on 10/17/2016 09:13 am
Nearly ten hours after launch and no TLEs yet.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: sdsds on 10/17/2016 09:42 am
Congratulations to China on a successful human spaceflight launch! Also thanks to those who covered it here.

Virtually no coverage in the US of launch.

Simon Denyer, The Washington Post’s bureau chief in China, reported on it (published online, at least):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-launches-longest-manned-space-mission-aims-to-explore-more-deeply-and-more-broadly/2016/10/16/1ce33f6a-8d45-4b45-94b6-8e817ce714f7_story.html
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: PahTo on 10/17/2016 02:13 pm

Little late, but let me add my congrats to the teams involved with this successful launch.  On to a successful stay on orbit/mission.  Thanks to NSF for the coverage. 
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/17/2016 02:36 pm
Do we have a good time for the expected docking? (Per coverage requirements).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/17/2016 02:43 pm
Do we have a good time for the expected docking? (Per coverage requirements).

No idea, but for Shenzhou 8/9/10 all 3 missions dock with TG-1 about 43.5 hours after launch.
If this is repeated again then docking would be at around 19:00 UTC on the 18th.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: savuporo on 10/17/2016 07:05 pm
Nearly ten hours after launch and no TLEs yet.
NORAD 41812 apparently. https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/788088392160509952

Quote
Shenzhou 11 currently about 3700 km behind Tiangong 2 and gaining by 200 km/hr in its slightly lower orbit
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Phillip Clark on 10/18/2016 06:21 am
I am sure that a planned docking time of 19:40 UT was posted on this thread or the Tiangong 2 thread about a week or so ago.

Have the Chinese given any times of the orbital manoeuvres?   We got the full manoeuvre details for SZ 8 and 9 but not for 10, presumably because the Chinese didn't want to repeat the same details for every mission.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: eeergo on 10/18/2016 08:44 am
Cute comic about TG-2's upcoming marriage with SZ-11 https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/788288361253445632
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/18/2016 10:01 am
Do we have a good time for the expected docking? (Per coverage requirements).

No idea, but for Shenzhou 8/9/10 all 3 missions dock with TG-1 about 43.5 hours after launch.
If this is repeated again then docking would be at around 19:00 UTC on the 18th.

It seems that docking will occur ~19:30 UTC today (claimed to be from a CCTV report and in line with previous estimates). There are reports that CCTV will cover it live from 19:00 UTC up to hatch opening scheduled around 22:00 UTC.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 02:09 pm
China Space Report is saying that the docking will take place at 21:00UTC.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ace5 on 10/18/2016 03:33 pm
Hopefully the chinese commentators will explain in detail the hardware to be used in SZ-11 rendezvous and docking...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/18/2016 04:21 pm
China Space Report is saying that the docking will take place at 21:00UTC.

I have asked on Twitter - this claim is from Weibo so....

......in any case it has been confirmed that live coverage will be from 19:00 UTC onwards.  ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:01 pm
Here we go!!!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:03 pm
Reviewing the launch of Tiangong-2 and Shenzhou-11...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:06 pm
Chinese previous dockings...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:07 pm
...and also looking back to historical dockings by USSR and USA.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:07 pm
Panel commentator..
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:08 pm
Second commentator...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/18/2016 07:11 pm
Impossible lag on the CCTV live stream (youtube). Is there a website version in English?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Liss on 10/18/2016 07:11 pm
Here it is!



Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:12 pm
In view...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:14 pm
120 meters away
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/18/2016 07:16 pm
Ah, this link is much better:
http://english.cctv.com/live/index.shtml
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:16 pm
SZ-11 is now approaching to TG-2. It will stop at a distance of 30 meters.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:17 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:18 pm
Tiangong-2 in view.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:18 pm
Approaching 30 meters from TG-2.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:19 pm
And now at 30 meters from TG-2.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:19 pm
SZ-11 is stationary in relation to TG-2.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/18/2016 07:20 pm
Nice graphics showing thruster firings to hold at 30 meters.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:20 pm
TG-2 seen from SZ-11.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:21 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:23 pm
Final approach initiated...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:24 pm
Soft docking at 19:24UTC
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:25 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/18/2016 07:25 pm
Nicely done!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:26 pm
Docking retracting...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ace5 on 10/18/2016 07:27 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:28 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ace5 on 10/18/2016 07:28 pm
rendering
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:29 pm
Hard docking (?) at 19:28UTC (?)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:30 pm
Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong inside SZ-11.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ace5 on 10/18/2016 07:31 pm
"To meet the requirements of dock mission, Shanghai Observatory successfully designed laser retro-reflectors with the FOV up to 90×105 deg and the min. Reflective area over 100cm2 at the distance of more than 20km. The key roles have been played for the applications of lidar measuring system in the docking mission of TG-1 spacecraft. The future docking missions in China will still adopt the same technique with the laser retro-reflector."
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: DwightM on 10/18/2016 07:33 pm
Congrats to the Chinese for the successful docking! Thanks again for the coverage NSF.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:36 pm
Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong still on their couches inside SZ-11.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: ace5 on 10/18/2016 07:37 pm
"During the process of spacecrafts docking, the distance between two spacecrafts accurately measured is one of the key steps. The lidar is a method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, distance, velocity by measuring pulsed laser light reflected from the objects with characteristics of narrow beam, high resolution, small size, light weight and high accuracy. The lidar system is made up of laser transmitter, receiver and retro-reflector."
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:37 pm
Solar panels are again tracking the Sun.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:39 pm
As far as I remember, CCTV is using this music for the Chinese manned space missions.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Liss on 10/18/2016 07:41 pm
Solar panels are again tracking the Sun.
Don't think so -- they are still in shadow. Obviously a repeat.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/18/2016 07:42 pm
More views!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/18/2016 07:42 pm
Rui's article:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/10/shenzhou-11-docks-tiangong-2-latest-chinese-space-station-mission/
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Phillip Clark on 10/18/2016 07:46 pm
I have noted throughout the Chinese commentary that they talk about *five* previous orbital dockings, although Shenzhous 8, 9 and 10 each performed two dockings.   I assume that they are talking about only automatic dockings - plus one manual docking.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 07:47 pm
Looks like the pressure between the two vehicles is stabilized.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: Infinitesky on 10/18/2016 07:51 pm
As far as I remember, CCTV is using this music for the Chinese manned space missions.

Positive Outlook by Diavid Hoffner.
They use this music for all of the space launch with great significance.
(Lunar Exploration Project, Manned spaceflight, launch of new generation rocket etc.)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/18/2016 07:56 pm
Still looking at around 22:00 UTC for ingress?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: PahTo on 10/18/2016 08:07 pm

Excellent coverage--thanks Rui and NSF--and congrats to the SZ11 and TG2 team(s) for the success!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:17 pm
At this time the two taikonauts are still in the process of changing from the launch and entry suits to the more comfortable blue working suits.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: lucspace on 10/18/2016 09:26 pm
CCTV correspondent at mission control reports the subsatellite to photograph the S11-TG2 complex will be released in four day's time.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Zero-G on 10/18/2016 09:28 pm
CCTV correspondent at mission control reports the subsatellite to photograph the S11-TG2 complex will be released in four day's time.
... and it is planned to fly in about 1 km distance of the SZ-11/TG-2 complex.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:34 pm
Jing Haipeng with the blue working suit.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:35 pm
External camera on SZ-11 and internal camera on TG-2.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:36 pm
One of the three hatches was already open between SZ-11 and TG-2.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:38 pm
The second hatch can now be open.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:39 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Zero-G on 10/18/2016 09:40 pm
One of the three hatches was already open between SZ-11 and TG-2.
This is actually the hatch between the SZ-11 command and orbital modules.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:41 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:41 pm
Jing Haipeng in the orbital module of SZ-11.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:42 pm
Chen Dong at the return module and Jing Haipeng on the orbital module of SZ-11.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:43 pm
Both crew members on the orbital module.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:46 pm
Preparing to enter in TG-2.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/18/2016 09:46 pm
Here we go!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:47 pm
Chen Dong is filming Jing Haipeng opening the hatch.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:48 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Danderman on 10/18/2016 09:49 pm
It appears that the orbital module is really jammed with cargo.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:49 pm
SZ-11 hatch into the corridor to TG-1 is open.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:49 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:50 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:52 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:53 pm
Looks like Jing Haipeng is covering the SZ-11 hatch with a blue protection cover.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:54 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:55 pm
Chen Dong is back on the return module, while Jing Haipeng is on the orbital module.
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Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:56 pm
Preparing a ventilation duct between SZ-11 and TG-2.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/18/2016 09:57 pm
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Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:57 pm
Looking outside...
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Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 09:58 pm
Orbiting above the Pacific.
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Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:02 pm
Still on SZ-11 orbital module...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:06 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:07 pm
Chen Dong on the orbital module of SZ-11 (we can see Jing Haipeng legs on the left).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:10 pm
Looks like Jing Haipeng is now opening the hatch to TG-1.
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Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:12 pm
Image from the inside of TG-2.
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Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:15 pm
Jing Haipeng looking to the inside of TG-2.
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Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:17 pm
Waiting to enter TG-2.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:20 pm
Preparing to ingress on TG-2.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Ollopa11 on 10/18/2016 10:24 pm
How are they maintaining such continuous TV?  They are over the South Atlantic,  but still two video feeds.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:24 pm
Ready to open the hatch...
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Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:26 pm
Hatch open at 22:25UTC.
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Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:27 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/18/2016 10:28 pm
Nice wave! :)
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Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:28 pm
Jing Haipeng inside TG-2 at 22:27UTC
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:29 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:34 pm
Chen Dong on TG-2 at 22:33UTC.
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Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/18/2016 10:34 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:35 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:35 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:37 pm
After entering TG-2, Chen Dong returned to SZ-2. The two man have now to prepare TG-2 for a long, 33 day stay.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:39 pm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: MATTBLAK on 10/18/2016 10:43 pm
This long, detailed and intelligent coverage on CCTV reminds me of the 1990s when John Holliman and Miles O'Brien used to host the Shuttle and Shuttle/Mir missions on CNN :) Until today, I never realised how much I miss those days. These days; a 2 or 3 minute soundbite is all you'll get on the mainstream news, with the inevitable almost-sneering "But wouldn't that money be better spent on Earth?" excrement :(

To Chris Bergin and the whole Nasaspaceflight.com team - well done and Ad-Astra...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/18/2016 10:55 pm
Banxing-2 will be released from Tiangong-2 on October 23.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: MATTBLAK on 10/18/2016 11:10 pm
Can't wait to see the pictures from it!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Star One on 10/19/2016 05:54 am
What satellite system are they using for such lengthy communications?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 10/19/2016 06:31 am
What satellite system are they using for such lengthy communications?

Tianlian.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: ืnewsman on 10/19/2016 06:56 am
Live: Chinese astronauts enter Tiangong-2 space lab from Shenzhou-11 spacecraft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35B4d_3qCd0
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: eeergo on 10/19/2016 08:24 am
How are they maintaining such continuous TV?  They are over the South Atlantic,  but still two video feeds.

Plus (apart from Tianlian) possibly these for at least the Pacific.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - October 16, 2016 (23:30 UTC)
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/19/2016 09:17 pm
As far as I remember, CCTV is using this music for the Chinese manned space missions.

Positive Outlook by Diavid Hoffner.
They use this music for all of the space launch with great significance.
(Lunar Exploration Project, Manned spaceflight, launch of new generation rocket etc.)
This theme was reminding me of some other piece of music.

I finally figured it out--it reminds me of the "MST3000 Love Theme" played for the end credits of "Mystery Science Theater 3000."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Olt4BVB4zY
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: JimO on 10/20/2016 02:46 am
Anybody see any signs of EVA suits?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 10/20/2016 03:20 am
No Feitians or Orlans yet.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: sdsds on 10/20/2016 07:14 am
Anybody see any signs of EVA suits?

No planned EVAs, right? Are you thinking of contingency scenarios?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/20/2016 12:20 pm
Silkworm experiments commence on Tiangong-2 (http://en.people.cn/n3/2016/1020/c90000-9130365.html).

Spotlight: Astronaut reveals life in space (http://en.people.cn/n3/2016/1019/c90000-9129826.html).

Astronaut's space diary describes work schedule as 'pretty tight' (http://en.people.cn/n3/2016/1020/c90000-9130242.html).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: eeergo on 10/20/2016 06:00 pm
From Xinhua's tweet https://twitter.com/XHNews/status/788969244859834368 , Haipeng playing with a free silkworm:
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: eeergo on 10/21/2016 09:59 am
Here's the "ergometer" that actually looks more like some rollers with a cinch-down mechanism. You can see in the video it's not really super to exercise on  :o


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oExZvKNeYIY
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: JimO on 10/21/2016 02:37 pm
Anybody see any signs of EVA suits?

No planned EVAs, right? Are you thinking of contingency scenarios?

Just thinking about mission options. One suit probably weighs as much as the crew's entire food supply so it may have been too high a price to pay.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 10/22/2016 06:30 am
The docked Shenzhou-Tiangong combination as seen from Earth.
Source: http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=130204&PHPSESSID=e7clhu3h42muhpsa6rdac4adv1
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/22/2016 11:48 am
Astronaut's first diary from space: forget all about rice and noodle after they are heated (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/20/c_135767087.htm).

Space Journal: Entry 2 -- I haven't seen aliens, or got space sickness (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/22/c_135772707.htm).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/23/2016 08:30 am
The BX-2 satellite attached to TG-2 was released yesterday 23:31 UTC: http://news.xinhuanet.com/2016-10/23/c_1119770212.htm (http://news.xinhuanet.com/2016-10/23/c_1119770212.htm)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/24/2016 03:56 am
The BX-2 satellite attached to TG-2 was released yesterday 23:31 UTC: http://news.xinhuanet.com/2016-10/23/c_1119770212.htm (http://news.xinhuanet.com/2016-10/23/c_1119770212.htm)

So far only a blurry photo has been released (via a CCTV news report):
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: lucspace on 10/24/2016 07:47 am
Some more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBYlP8DjNsI
Reports are that the satellite will orbit close to the SZ-11/TG-2 complex towards the end of October and make hi-res close-up images.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 10/24/2016 07:55 am
When I checked a couple of hours ago there were no TLEs for BX 2.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: satwatcher on 10/24/2016 11:04 am
When I checked a couple of hours ago there were no TLEs for BX 2.

They are online now:
41765    376km x    387km x  42.79deg    92.18min  Tiangong-2
41834    376km x    386km x  42.79deg    92.18min  BX-2
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/24/2016 11:18 am
Today is Jing Haipeng's 50th birthday! Happy birthday!!!!!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: lucspace on 10/24/2016 12:57 pm
An additional image from BX-2: https://chinaspaceflight.com/usr/uploads/2016/10/24/1477307907356328.jpg

Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/24/2016 01:01 pm
BTW, all the pictures were actually taken in infrared, hence the blurriness.  ;)
Here's a GIF of the whole process as shown on CCTV: https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/790531853044191232 (https://twitter.com/cnspaceflight/status/790531853044191232)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 10/25/2016 07:48 am
The Shenzhou-11 taikonauts are featured on newly issued Chinese stamps.
See: http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-102416a-shenzhou11-tiangong2-postage-stamps.html
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 10/25/2016 01:35 pm
Here comes the visible light photos:

(images via CCTV)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/25/2016 09:24 pm
Children send birthday wishes to astronaut Jing Haipeng in space (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/25/c_135777873.htm).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Star One on 10/26/2016 05:16 pm
Banxing-2 has been nicknamed "selfie stick" by Chinese officials.

http://www.universetoday.com/131647/new-selfie-microsatellite-captures-images-chinese-space-station/
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/27/2016 12:19 pm
Space Journal: Entry 3: I wear a special space suit (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/27/c_135785263.htm).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/28/2016 09:23 am
Chinese scientists decode technology on Tiangong-2 (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/27/c_135785682.htm).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 10/28/2016 11:41 am
Update on the silk worm experiment, and POLAR.
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2016-10/27/content_39581964.htm
http://english.cctv.com/2016/10/26/ARTICKD9kIedMiVn0B9ClWwS161026.shtml
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: lucspace on 10/31/2016 01:03 pm
Great new view of the TG-2/SZ-11 complex at http://p2.cri.cn/M00/89/BF/CqgNOlgXDqyAZSFjAAAAAAAAAAA689.900x900.jpg
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: lucspace on 10/31/2016 03:46 pm
What does surprise me is that BX-2 provides 'visible light' images only in black&white. For future inspection duties, such a satellite wold surely need to take colour images? Also, I imagine the PR impact would have been far bigger, had we seen the spacecraft against a bright blue background...
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: woods170 on 10/31/2016 04:51 pm
What does surprise me is that BX-2 provides 'visible light' images only in black&white. For future inspection duties, such a satellite wold surely need to take colour images? Also, I imagine the PR impact would have been far bigger, had we seen the spacecraft against a bright blue background...
Given that it is b&w images, a blue background would be a medium-to-dark gray essentially. That is not a great background for the station and the spacecraft. IMO they did the right thing with this b&w image and released one with a white(ish) cloudy background. Makes the complex stand out much better.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 10/31/2016 06:06 pm
Space Journal: Entry 4 - I found two 'arteries' in my neck (http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1014953.shtml).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 11/03/2016 09:44 am
Worldwide "curious babies" pose questions to astronauts of Shenzhou-11 (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2016-11/03/c_135803096.htm).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 11/05/2016 03:24 pm
Space Journal: Entry 5 -- There is plenty of food in space (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/05/c_135808325.htm).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/06/2016 03:16 pm
Info about experiments designed by Hong Kong school kids
http://english.cctv.com/2016/11/05/VIDEmxulEXO7fYT2Fm5EcaWz161105.shtml
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/06/2016 03:26 pm
The taikonuats sent their best wishes to the Zhutai air show on Nov 1
http://english.cctv.com/2016/11/02/VIDE2pRbsgVawPBCNPkdW3yO161102.shtml
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/08/2016 02:54 pm
A new space journal edition; this one with info about the space exercising gear.
http://english.cctv.com/2016/11/08/ARTIZ6ZmXoFWeeEsPLTtWKOE161108.shtml
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Post by: Satori on 11/09/2016 12:54 pm
President Xi talks with astronauts in space lab (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/09/c_135817425.htm).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/09/2016 05:48 pm
Video of president Xi JinPing's call to the taikonauts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYMRwALDAFI
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/10/2016 06:51 am
Longer video in Chinese language only, but the call between the president and taikonauts is translated via subtitles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1-Hp4NOIz0
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/11/2016 07:38 pm
Update on the silkworm experiment

http://www.china.org.cn/china/2016-11/11/content_39682497.htm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: astropl on 11/15/2016 07:51 am
According to ChinaSpaceflight (https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html), landing of Shenzhou-11 is planned on Nov. 18th.

神舟十一号飞船将于11月18日返回地球。
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/15/2016 10:00 am
According to ChinaSpaceflight (https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html), landing of Shenzhou-11 is planned on Nov. 18th.
神舟十一号飞船将于11月18日返回地球。

For the originally-announced 33 days duration the landing should be on the 19th: undocking should be on the 18th.

So either the report has confused undocking and landing or the mission is being curtailed a day earlier than originally planned.   Also a landing on the 18th doesn't make sense from considering the repeating orbit pattern.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 11/15/2016 11:43 am
According to ChinaSpaceflight (https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html), landing of Shenzhou-11 is planned on Nov. 18th.
神舟十一号飞船将于11月18日返回地球。

For the originally-announced 33 days duration the landing should be on the 19th: undocking should be on the 18th.

So either the report has confused undocking and landing or the mission is being curtailed a day earlier than originally planned.   Also a landing on the 18th doesn't make sense from considering the repeating orbit pattern.

I remember that a 32 days mission duration was reported way before it launched.....  :P
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/15/2016 12:56 pm
According to ChinaSpaceflight (https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html), landing of Shenzhou-11 is planned on Nov. 18th.
神舟十一号飞船将于11月18日返回地球。
For the originally-announced 33 days duration the landing should be on the 19th: undocking should be on the 18th.
So either the report has confused undocking and landing or the mission is being curtailed a day earlier than originally planned.   Also a landing on the 18th doesn't make sense from considering the repeating orbit pattern.
I remember that a 32 days mission duration was reported way before it launched.....  :P

I don't remember 32 days being mentioned by the Chinese.   The first reports were 30 days, but this was the time to be spent on Tiangong 2: 33 days was said by the Chinese to account for nearly two days before docking and then a day in orbit after undocking.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/15/2016 02:48 pm
This is what Cheng Dong wrote in the 6th space journal: "Today is November 7, my 20th day aboard Tiangong-2. Many wonder how brother Jing and I exercise, and how different it feels compared with exercising on Earth. Yesterday, we mainly did cable exercise as strength training. We do it every other day. We have to move some things to the return module before we start our return journey in 15 days time..."

The link below provides some info on the food selection of the taikonauts.
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2016-11/15/content_39707807.htm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/15/2016 03:33 pm
According to ChinaSpaceflight (https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html), landing of Shenzhou-11 is planned on Nov. 18th.
神舟十一号飞船将于11月18日返回地球。

For the originally-announced 33 days duration the landing should be on the 19th: undocking should be on the 18th.

So either the report has confused undocking and landing or the mission is being curtailed a day earlier than originally planned.   Also a landing on the 18th doesn't make sense from considering the repeating orbit pattern.

Let's try and nail this down. Cygnus is coming home (well, sorta ;)) around this period too!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 11/15/2016 03:42 pm
According to ChinaSpaceflight (https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html), landing of Shenzhou-11 is planned on Nov. 18th.
神舟十一号飞船将于11月18日返回地球。

For the originally-announced 33 days duration the landing should be on the 19th: undocking should be on the 18th.

So either the report has confused undocking and landing or the mission is being curtailed a day earlier than originally planned.   Also a landing on the 18th doesn't make sense from considering the repeating orbit pattern.

Have you tried to compare that using the newest orbital parameters of TG-2? Maybe the phasing has changed since the mission started?

Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Olaf on 11/16/2016 07:45 am
https://twitter.com/AJ_FI/status/798807009063636992
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Updated: #Shenzhou11 crew to land Friday Nov 18th between 05:33 - 06:13 universal time (00:33 - 01:13 EST / 13:33 - 14:13 Beijing time).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 11/16/2016 07:53 am
https://twitter.com/AJ_FI/status/798807009063636992
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Updated: #Shenzhou11 crew to land Friday Nov 18th between 05:33 - 06:13 universal time (00:33 - 01:13 EST / 13:33 - 14:13 Beijing time).

Air space closure notice:

A2973/16 (Issued for ZBPE ZLHW) - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY:
N4214E10248-N4025E10310-N4147E11341-N4335E11326 BACK TO START WI
CHINA TERRITORIAL AIR SPACE. VERTICAL LIMITS:GND-UNL. GND - UNL, 18 NOV 05:33
2016 UNTIL 18 NOV 06:13 2016. CREATED: 16 NOV 02:31 2016
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/16/2016 10:55 am
Any indication whether the crew will undock tomorrow (Thursday) and spend a day in orbit aboard Shenzhou 11 or undock and do a return to Earth within a few hours like the Russians do?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 11/16/2016 12:19 pm
Any indication whether the crew will undock tomorrow (Thursday) and spend a day in orbit aboard Shenzhou 11 or undock and do a return to Earth within a few hours like the Russians do?

I would guess that Shenzhou 11 would undock and land like the Soyuz does.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/16/2016 12:32 pm
Any indication whether the crew will undock tomorrow (Thursday) and spend a day in orbit aboard Shenzhou 11 or undock and do a return to Earth within a few hours like the Russians do?
I would guess that Shenzhou 11 would undock and land like the Soyuz does.

Except that the three missions to Tiangong 1 undocked more that 24 hours before landing ..........
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 11/16/2016 12:51 pm
Any indication whether the crew will undock tomorrow (Thursday) and spend a day in orbit aboard Shenzhou 11 or undock and do a return to Earth within a few hours like the Russians do?
I would guess that Shenzhou 11 would undock and land like the Soyuz does.

Except that the three missions to Tiangong 1 undocked more that 24 hours before landing ..........

If that's so, then Shenzhou 11 might undock in the very early hours of November 17.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/16/2016 04:24 pm
By the way, our host is rebooting the servers at 6am UTC ish on Friday morning. Typical, we thought we had avoided everything ;D

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=41626.0

Hopefully only minutes down, but if there's live coverage of the return and it occurs during our downtime, we can screenshot and post when back up.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 11/16/2016 06:04 pm
Space Journal: Entry 7 -- Chinese farmers in space (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/13/c_135825974.htm).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Satori on 11/16/2016 06:06 pm
Space Journal: Chinese astronauts accept 1st earth-space interview (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/16/c_135835064.htm).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Olaf on 11/17/2016 06:51 am
Quote
If that's so, then Shenzhou 11 might undock in the very early hours of November 17.
https://twitter.com/AJ_FI/status/799136976859516928
Quote
Shenzhou-11 separated from Tiangong-2 space lab at 04:21 UTC (12:21 Beijing time) today. #shenzhou11 landing Friday after 05:33 UTC
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: astropl on 11/17/2016 07:04 am
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Shenzhou-11 separated from Tiangong-2 space lab at 04:21 UTC (12:21 Beijing time) today. #shenzhou11 landing Friday after 05:33 UTC

In other news undocking time is 04:41.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/17/c_135837310.htm (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/17/c_135837310.htm)
https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html (https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/17/2016 07:22 am
Quote
Shenzhou-11 separated from Tiangong-2 space lab at 04:21 UTC (12:21 Beijing time) today. #shenzhou11 landing Friday after 05:33 UTC
In other news undocking time is 04:41.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/17/c_135837310.htm (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/17/c_135837310.htm)
https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html (https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html)

Im wonder what the Shenzhou crews are doing that needs them to be in independant flight for a day before recovery.   You would think they would want to be back on Earth as soon as possible after undocking.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: EgorBotts on 11/17/2016 11:10 am
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Shenzhou-11 separated from Tiangong-2 space lab at 04:21 UTC (12:21 Beijing time) today. #shenzhou11 landing Friday after 05:33 UTC
In other news undocking time is 04:41.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/17/c_135837310.htm (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/17/c_135837310.htm)
https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html (https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html)

Im wonder what the Shenzhou crews are doing that needs them to be in independant flight for a day before recovery.   You would think they would want to be back on Earth as soon as possible after undocking.

Well do not forget this is the longest human spaceflight for China to date. 1 month Shenzhou mission maybe implies testing fluids, RCSs, maneuver or others after this much time in space.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: TALsite on 11/17/2016 12:31 pm
In other news undocking time is 04:41.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/17/c_135837310.htm (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/17/c_135837310.htm)
https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html (https://www.chinaspaceflight.com/manned-spacecraft/SZ11-launch.html)
This make 29dd, 9hh and 17mm of docked time with TG-2.

And with the scheduled landing tomorrow at 05:33 UTC, this will make a total duration of 32dd, 6hh and 2mm for Shenzhou 11 flight, giving a total duration in space for Jing Haipeng of 47dd, 17hh and 55mm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/17/2016 09:13 pm
Are there plans for CCTV 10 to cover the recovery "live", does anyone know?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 11/18/2016 12:06 am
Are there plans for CCTV 10 to cover the recovery "live", does anyone know?

From what I have seen landing coverage will start on the Chinese channels from 04:30 UTC onwards - dunno about the English one.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 11/18/2016 03:28 am
Planned landing time seems to be 05:53 UTC.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/18/2016 03:47 am
Just announced live coverage of the recovery starting at 05:00 GMT today on CCTV 10.

http://english.cctv.com/live/index.shtml
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 11/18/2016 03:56 am
Per reports, spacecraft's orbital module has been depressurized and de-orbit burn will start at 05:11 UTC.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:02 am
They are now live. I hope they land before our servers are rebooted! :o
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:03 am
"They are currently travelling 7,000 km per second" ;)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:06 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:07 am
Landing site.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:10 am
Not even going to screenshot, but their "entry cartoon" was pretty shitty about the depiction of Columbia.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: STS Tony on 11/18/2016 04:12 am
Not even going to screenshot, but their "entry cartoon" was pretty shitty about the depiction of Columbia.

Very badly thought out. :(
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:13 am
Module sep.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Launch and Docking - October, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:14 am
Deorbit burn
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:34 am
We're not really getting any updates from CCTV. This is mainly promo videos.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:36 am
But we get the crew capsule sep!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Satori on 11/18/2016 04:36 am
Propulsion module and return capsule have separated.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:37 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:41 am
Tracking camera of entry interface!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:42 am
Looks like they are through peak heating.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:47 am
One of the choppers.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:48 am
Chutes!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Satori on 11/18/2016 04:48 am
Main parachute open!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Prober on 11/18/2016 04:49 am
stick with utube
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Prober on 11/18/2016 04:53 am
nice shield drop....missed it :o
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:55 am
Almost out of range of the tracking camera. Waiting for the applause.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 04:57 am
SAR vehicles rushing to the landing site.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 05:00 am
Should be touchdown (note the site may reboot any moment). Will get screenshots and repost if so.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 05:02 am
Still searching for the vehicle (no comms that I can tell).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Prober on 11/18/2016 05:05 am
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Satori on 11/18/2016 05:08 am
SZ-11 is safely on the ground!!!
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 05:09 am
SAR crews have found them.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 05:23 am
And we went down as predicted for the server reboot. Looks like it was only five mins and we're back! :)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 05:26 am
Flag's up ;D
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Chris Bergin on 11/18/2016 05:32 am
I need to get a bit of sleep, so anyone wants to cover any crew views, that would be great.

Short article to mark the landing:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/11/shenzhou-11-returns-chinese-duo-to-earth/
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 11/18/2016 06:50 am
Did something went wrong with the landing? Even with the astronauts opening the hatch by themselves they never did show the astronauts coming out (hence the silence here - there was nothing to see) - and only Jing Haipeng spoke some time ago.  :-X

It seems that the module landed 100 km off course too.....
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Olaf on 11/18/2016 07:38 am
https://twitter.com/AJ_FI/status/799531113874071552
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#shenzhou11 post-landing press conference: Astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong in good condition after landing in Inner Mongolia
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/18/2016 07:47 am
Is the landing time of 05:47 UT confirmed please?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Liss on 11/18/2016 08:06 am
Is the landing time of 05:47 UT confirmed please?
05:59 UTC per http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2016-11/18/c_129369527.htm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Liss on 11/18/2016 08:23 am
As of duration of descent, here are the data for the three latest Shenzhou.

Separation time (UTC) -- Landing time (UTC) -- Duration

SZ-09: 14:16 -- 15:03 -- 47 min
SZ-10: 12:21 -- 13:07 -- 46 min
SZ-11: 05:11 -- 05:59 -- 48 min

Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/18/2016 09:10 am
As of duration of descent, here are the data for the three latest Shenzhou.

Separation time (UTC) -- Landing time (UTC) -- Duration

SZ-09: 14:16 -- 15:03 -- 47 min
SZ-10: 12:21 -- 13:07 -- 46 min
SZ-11: 05:11 -- 05:59 -- 48 min

Separation of the descent and propulsion modules?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: wahaha on 11/18/2016 09:25 am
Did something went wrong with the landing? Even with the astronauts opening the hatch by themselves they never did show the astronauts coming out (hence the silence here - there was nothing to see) - and only Jing Haipeng spoke some time ago.  :-X

It seems that the module landed 100 km off course too.....

http://video.sina.com.cn/p/news/c/doc/2016-11-18/171765415309.html
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: anik on 11/18/2016 11:03 am
Based on map at @cnspaceflight
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Satori on 11/18/2016 11:21 am
Some photos of Shenzhou-11 on the ground.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: anik on 11/18/2016 12:14 pm
Based on info at @cnspaceflight

100 km overshoot
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 11/18/2016 12:20 pm
Did something went wrong with the landing? Even with the astronauts opening the hatch by themselves they never did show the astronauts coming out (hence the silence here - there was nothing to see) - and only Jing Haipeng spoke some time ago.  :-X

It seems that the module landed 100 km off course too.....

http://video.sina.com.cn/p/news/c/doc/2016-11-18/171765415309.html

Thanks - I guess it was that overshooting that cause the lack of live coverage. I just saw TV report snap shots showing them flown to Beijing and the crew look fine when exiting the plane.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Liss on 11/18/2016 12:42 pm
Extraction of astronauts from the landing capsule: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqPlOaFyTU4
Both seems to be OK.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/19/2016 06:45 am
So far we do not have the Shenzhou 11 orbital module catalogued.

I wonder if we are having a repeat of the Shenzhou 9 recovery.   Then orbital data for the newly-separated orbital module were being issued under the Tiangong 1 designator due to a cataloguing error, while no data were being issued for the real Tiangong 1.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: GELORD on 11/19/2016 07:51 am
The exact time of the landing of the descent capsule "Shenzhou-11"
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: GELORD on 11/19/2016 08:08 am
The exact time of separation from the engine compartment of the descent capsule "Shenzhou-11"
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: anik on 11/19/2016 08:17 am
The exact time of the landing of the descent capsule "Shenzhou-11"

I wonder that the coordinates on your image does not correspond with actual point coordinates. So the question: is it really the landing time? I do not understand Chinese language.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/19/2016 08:18 am
Is there an exact time for the forward (orbital) module separation please?   A couple of minutes before the retro ignition, I expect.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: anik on 11/19/2016 08:20 am
The exact time of separation from the engine compartment of the descent capsule "Shenzhou-11"

Separation of orbital module.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: GELORD on 11/19/2016 08:28 am
The entry into the atmosphere
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/19/2016 08:31 am
Are there photographs/video shorts which show the times of the perigee-raising manoeuvre on October 17 and then apogee-raising and orbit circularisation on the following day, please?
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/19/2016 12:10 pm
Taikonauts back in Peking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvIUwPSEowQ
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: ZachS09 on 11/19/2016 01:21 pm
The exact time of the landing of the descent capsule "Shenzhou-11"

Just calculated the total mission duration now that the actual landing time was revealed:

32 days, 6 hours, 29 minutes, 8 seconds.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: GELORD on 11/19/2016 03:50 pm
Planting of the descent capsule "Shenzhou-11" may have been tough, not soft! Not all of the powder landing engines worked. Large overload. And perhaps it was a ballistic descent from orbit descent capsule "Shenzhou-11". The deviation of the estimated landing point of more than 100 km.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Satori on 11/19/2016 05:17 pm
Material and plant samples retrieved from space experiments (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/19/c_135842572.htm)
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: anik on 11/19/2016 05:46 pm
And perhaps it was a ballistic descent from orbit descent capsule "Shenzhou-11". The deviation of the estimated landing point of more than 100 km

If there was the ballistic descent then there should be an undershoot, not an overshoot.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: russianhalo117 on 11/19/2016 06:09 pm
And perhaps it was a ballistic descent from orbit descent capsule "Shenzhou-11". The deviation of the estimated landing point of more than 100 km

If there was the ballistic descent then there should be an undershoot, not an overshoot.
under performance on the deorbit burn or delay in burn start or manual deorbit burn are my initial theories.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Steven Pietrobon on 11/21/2016 06:04 am
Video from the taikonauts on Tian Gong 2 to ESA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXA2jhTPiC4
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Liss on 11/21/2016 12:27 pm
The exact time of the landing of the descent capsule "Shenzhou-11"
It seems this is the fourth estimate for landing time/position -- which may be not equal to actual position and time. Moreover, anik says there's 1.7 km distance between this 4th estimate and actual place of landing.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/21/2016 03:17 pm
Video of SZ-11 capsule arriving in Peking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyfsX_r8wN8
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/21/2016 03:21 pm
Some landing pics (found by "googling" in Chinese)
source: http://pic.people.com.cn/n1/2016/1121/c1016-28883046-3.html
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/22/2016 06:43 am
Still no sign of the Shenzhou 11 orbital module being catalogued.

Has there been any indication that Tiangong 2 raised its orbit after the Shenzhou 11 undocking?   If it did then (as previously indicated) we could well have a repeat of the Tiangong 1/Shenzhou 9 situation where no orbital data were available for Tiangong 1 in its higher orbit for about ten days, while the data for the Shenzhou 9 orbital module were issued under the Tiangong 1 catalogue number.

I has asked Space-Track to raise this issue ...........
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: gwiz on 11/22/2016 03:41 pm
Catalogued now, object 2016-061G/41868.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Phillip Clark on 11/23/2016 12:14 am
Catalogued now, object 2016-061G/41868.

Still no TLEs available for this catalogue number.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Lewis007 on 11/23/2016 09:15 am
Video of the traditional opening of the Shenzhou-11 capsule

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU01HCUtFlA

Some pics and info here:
http://www.china.org.cn/photos/2016-11/23/content_39766267.htm
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Liss on 11/24/2016 10:14 am
Still no sign of the Shenzhou 11 orbital module being catalogued.

Has there been any indication that Tiangong 2 raised its orbit after the Shenzhou 11 undocking?   If it did then (as previously indicated) we could well have a repeat of the Tiangong 1/Shenzhou 9 situation where no orbital data were available for Tiangong 1 in its higher orbit for about ten days, while the data for the Shenzhou 9 orbital module were issued under the Tiangong 1 catalogue number.

I has asked Space-Track to raise this issue ...........
As BX-2 seems to continue maneuver relative to 41765, I believe TG-2 is indeed tracked under this number since the pre-undocking maneuver on Nov 15.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: SMS on 12/07/2016 06:29 pm
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Chinese astronauts meet the press after space mission

BEIJING, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- The two astronauts who manned China's Shenzhou-11 mission met the press Wednesday following almost three weeks in quarantine.

Jing Haipeng, 50, commander of the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft, and Chen Dong, 38, appeared in good spirits and shared their experiences with the press.

"Today, we fulfilled our commitment to (making the Shenzhou-11 mission a complete success)," Jing said.

Launched on Oct. 17, Shenzhou-11 docked two days later with China's first space lab, Tiangong-2, where the two astronauts lived for 30 days, the longest time a taikonaut has spent in space.

After safely returning to Earth on Nov. 18, the two astronauts were quarantined to help them readapt to life on Earth.

It was the third space mission for Jing, who also participated in the Shenzhou-7 and Shenzhou-9 missions.

"Compared with previous missions, I really enjoyed and experienced weightlessness during this mission as a result of improved technology and working environment," Jing told reporters.

The two astronauts were able to watch TV programs and enjoy delicious food during their stay in space.

"Listening to music and watching TV made us feel good when we ate," Jing said.

It was Chen's first space mission. He said that at the very beginning, he needed restraining devices for every step, but he gradually adapted to the zero gravity environment.

"I began to enjoy the zero gravity environment and learned new moves such as somersaulting and whirling in space," Chen said.

"I would give Chen a mark of 100 out of 100," Jing told the press while commenting on Chen's performance.

According to Huang Weifen, deputy chief designer of the astronaut system with the Astronaut Center of China, the astronauts' health checks met expectations, although they will continue to be observed for another month to ensure they are completely acclimatized.

The Shenzhou-11 mission is part of China's ambitious plan to build a permanent manned space station.

Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: SMS on 12/08/2016 08:33 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f8NTVRaIbY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jguLIYePUts
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Satori on 12/21/2016 12:33 pm
Xi meets Shenzhou-11 astronauts (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-12/20/c_135920656.htm).
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: Olaf on 12/21/2016 07:23 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7rRfRGtcls&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: eeergo on 09/10/2018 10:47 am

http://pic.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0722/c1016-30162475.html


Amazing initiative: reconstruction of the CZ-2F from Shenzhou-11 from all available retrieved parts of the rocket, in the China Aerospace Museum in Beijing.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 09/10/2018 03:34 pm

http://pic.people.com.cn/n1/2018/0722/c1016-30162475.html


Amazing initiative: reconstruction of the CZ-2F from Shenzhou-11 from all available retrieved parts of the rocket, in the China Aerospace Museum in Beijing.

Advance apologies for appearing as a negative Nancy, but is this one of the Chinese museums that is closed to foreigners?
***

To end on a positive note, that looks like it would be a really cool place to take a behind-the-scenes tour.  There's more interesting "junk" on the margins of the photo.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: eeergo on 09/05/2019 10:54 am
Only in China :)

https://twitter.com/LaunchStuff/status/1169149900250107906
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: luhai167 on 09/05/2019 04:32 pm
Only in China :)

https://twitter.com/LaunchStuff/status/1169149900250107906
Wonder of the waitress in the restaurant will be called Rocket Girls.
https://youtu.be/KuMcwwQX0mI
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: RotoSequence on 09/05/2019 04:45 pm
Only in China :)

https://twitter.com/LaunchStuff/status/1169149900250107906

To borrow an anonymous quote,
Quote
The residual UDMH really adds to the flavor.
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: SMS on 10/03/2020 08:37 pm
Catalogued now, object 2016-061G/41868.

https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1312481250884550656
Title: Re: LIVE: Shenzhou-11 Mission Coverage - October/November, 2016
Post by: SMS on 10/06/2020 09:16 pm
https://twitter.com/jremis/status/1313557311466672131