LAUNCH CENTER

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Wed Oct 15 2003
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Shenzhou-5

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

October 14, 2003 at 9:00 PM EDT

(October 15, 2003 at 1:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

October 14, 2003 at 9:00 PM EDT

(October 15, 2003 at 1:00 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

October 14, 2003 at 9:00 PM EDT

(October 15, 2003 at 1:00 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Human Exploration
    • This is the first crewed mission for China's Shenzhou program. Launched in 15 October, it carried the only astronaut aborad, Yang Liwei, on an 21 hour flight. Shenzhou 5 completed 14 orbits, followed by a safe landing back on Earth on the evening of 15 October.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

    Pad

    Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)