Shenzhou 15
Mission typeTiangong Space Station crew transport
OperatorChina Manned Space Agency
COSPAR ID2022-162A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.54379Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration1 day and 19 minutes (180 days planned)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftShenzhou 15
Spacecraft typeShenzhou
ManufacturerChina Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Crew
Crew size3
MembersFei Junlong
Deng Qingming
Zhang Lu
Start of mission
Launch date29 November 2022, 15:08:17 UTC
RocketLong March 2F
Launch siteJiuquan, LA-4/SLS
ContractorChina Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology
End of mission
Landing dateMay 2023 (planned)
Landing siteInner Mongolia, China
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Inclination41.5°
Docking with Tiangong Space Station
Docking portTianhe forward
Docking date29 November 2022, 21:42 UTC
Undocking dateMay 2023 (planned)
Time docked17 hours and 45 minutes
Shenzhou 15 - Crew Portrait.jpg

(L-R) Fei Junlong, Deng Qingming and Zhang Lu
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Shenzhou 15 (Chinese: 神舟十五号; pinyin: Shénzhōu Shíwǔ-hào; lit. 'Divine Boat Number 15') is a Chinese spaceflight to the Tiangong Space Station. It launched on 29 November 2022, and carried three People's Liberation Army Astronaut Corps (PLAAC) taikonauts.[1] It is the tenth crewed flight of the Shenzhou program, and the program's fifteenth flight overall.

Mission

The mission launched on 29 November 2022 on board a Long March 2F rocket at around 15:08 UTC,[2] following the launch and docking of the Wentian and Mengtian modules, in July and October 2022, respectively. There is a planned ten day overlap between Shenzhou 15 and the previous Shenzhou mission, Shenzhou 14.[1][3]

The Shenzhou 15 crew is expected to carry out 3 to 4 spacewalks, work on payloads both inside and outside the station, and other scientific work.[3]

Crew

The crew was publicly announced in a press conference on 28 November 2022.

Position Crew member
Commander China Fei Junlong, PLAAC
Second spaceflight
Operator China Deng Qingming, PLAAC
First spaceflight
System Operator China Zhang Lu, PLAAC
First spaceflight

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Rocket to launch China's next space station module arrives at launch center". SpaceNews. 2022-05-31. Retrieved 2022-06-03.
  2. ^ "Spaceflight mission report Shenzhou-15". www.spacefacts.de. Retrieved 2022-10-13.
  3. ^ a b "China reveals missions of Shenzhou-14, Shenzhou-15 space crews - Khmer Times". 2022-04-18. Retrieved 2022-06-03.