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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #40 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.

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« Reply #41 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.
« Last Edit: 02/16/2016 10:51 pm by Satori »

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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #42 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.
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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #43 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.

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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #44 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?

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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #45 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.

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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #46 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.

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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #47 on: 02/20/2016 12:20 am »
Errr.... what do those drawings have to do with Shenzhou 11?

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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #48 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.
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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #49 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.

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« Reply #50 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).

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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #51 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."
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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #52 on: 02/29/2016 09:17 pm »
Crew training for SZ-11.

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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #53 on: 03/18/2016 08:09 pm »
Packing the parachute for Shenzhou-11:
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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #54 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) ?
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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #55 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.
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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #56 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.

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« Reply #57 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.

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Re: Shenzhou-11 (SZ-11) - CZ-2F/G - JSLC - 2016
« Reply #58 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.
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