LAUNCH CENTER

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Thu Sep 25 2008
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Shenzhou-7

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

September 25, 2008 at 9:10 AM EDT

(September 25, 2008 at 1:10 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

September 25, 2008 at 9:10 AM EDT

(September 25, 2008 at 1:10 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

September 25, 2008 at 9:10 AM EDT

(September 25, 2008 at 1:10 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Human Exploration
    • This is the third crewed mission for China's Shenzhou program. Shenzhou-7 began its mission by bringing Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng into low Earth orbit. It was the first Chinese mission to have a three-person crew. During their 3 days in orbit, astronauts performed a number of tasks, including the first Chinese EVA carried out by Zhai Zhingang and Liu Boming. Shenzhou-7 deorbited and landed safely back on Earth on 28 September.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

    Pad

    Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)