Author Topic: Shenzhou 10 (SZ-10), Long March 2F/G (CZ-2F/G) - Jiuquan - June 2013  (Read 153242 times)


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Another one source saying that June 11 is the planned launch date, this one from someone who will watch the launch through a tour operator: http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=11442&pid=252142

I guess the transferal and stacking of the spacecraft hasn't took place yet.....  ::)
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BREAKING NEWS: Shenzhou 10 and its rocket was rolled out to the launch pad about 2 hours ago. Launch now expected in "mid-June", which I take as June 11 (launch window for the day would be ~09:40 UTC).
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"This Shenzhou 10 mission will be the apparent end of the Shenzhou portion of China's manned space program … not an end to Chinese manned space, more like the transition from Mercury to Gemini, or Gemini to Apollo, without the fore-ordained goals of Apollo," said Dean Cheng, a research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.


Sorry, but that's just academic gobbledygook. You can't sensibly compare the structure, scale and direction of the SZ/TG programme to M/G/A, and the goal of landing a man on the moon.

And clearly SZ will go on, as the means of Chinese astronauts reaching TG2 and their Space Station, in the fullness of time.

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A few other photos of the roll-out...

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« Last Edit: 06/03/2013 05:58 pm by Satori »

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The Chinese Wiki article on SZ-10 has been updated to show both primary and back-up crews.

Primary Crew
Commander  Nie Haisheng
Operator       Zhang Xiaoguan
Lab Assistant Wang Yaping

Primary Crew
Commander  Liu Buoming
Operator       Pan Zhanchun
Lab Assistant Deng Qingming

Like anything on Wiki, caution is advisable, but it does look credible information.




http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%A5%9E%E8%88%9F%E5%8D%81%E5%8F%B7

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"This Shenzhou 10 mission will be the apparent end of the Shenzhou portion of China's manned space program … not an end to Chinese manned space, more like the transition from Mercury to Gemini, or Gemini to Apollo, without the fore-ordained goals of Apollo," said Dean Cheng, a research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.



Sorry, but that's just academic gobbledygook. You can't sensibly compare the structure, scale and direction of the SZ/TG programme to M/G/A, and the goal of landing a man on the moon.

And clearly SZ will go on, as the means of Chinese astronauts reaching TG2 and their Space Station, in the fullness of time.



It's an illustration, not a literal comparison.

edit - structure
« Last Edit: 06/04/2013 04:23 am by Dalhousie »
Apologies in advance for any lack of civility - it's unintended

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"This Shenzhou 10 mission will be the apparent end of the Shenzhou portion of China's manned space program … not an end to Chinese manned space, more like the transition from Mercury to Gemini, or Gemini to Apollo, without the fore-ordained goals of Apollo," said Dean Cheng, a research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.


It's an illustration, not a literal comparison.
Sorry, but that's just academic gobbledygook. You can't sensibly compare the structure, scale and direction of the SZ/TG programme to M/G/A, and the goal of landing a man on the moon.

And clearly SZ will go on, as the means of Chinese astronauts reaching TG2 and their Space Station, in the fullness of time.


Which ever way you dress it up, I called it 'gobbledygook', and totally indepedently, Zarya.info called it 'codswallop', so that tells me it was a poor comparison, poorly made.

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In your opinion.  I thought it was fine, and immediately understood the point they were trying to make. 
Apologies in advance for any lack of civility - it's unintended

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Wang Yaping confirmed as the female crew member.

http://news.sina.com.cn/c/p/2013-06-04/122127308178.shtml

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In your opinion.  I thought it was fine, and immediately understood the point they were trying to make. 

The first words of Cheng's bizarre comments state "This Shenzhou 10 mission will be the apparent end of the Shenzhou portion of China's manned space program....."

Unless you know something that the rest of us don't, Shenzhou is planned to be China's means of getting people into orbit for the foreseeable future; to TG-2, to the Space Station, maybe to the moon, so his initial comments lack credibility.

That's without considering the M/G/A metaphor, which is simply comparing chalk with cheese, and a total nonsense.

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I wonder if the botched comment was intended to convey the idea that SZ 10 will be the last flight where a significant objective will be testing the spacecraft because it will be used as an "operational" ferry to and from full-size space stations in future.   And possibly as part of a manned lunar programme.
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I wonder if the botched comment was intended to convey the idea that SZ 10 will be the last flight where a significant objective will be testing the spacecraft because it will be used as an "operational" ferry to and from full-size space stations in future.   And possibly as part of a manned lunar programme.

I would have thought that was the obvious meaning.
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