Shenzhou 10 Spacecraft will be launched at 17:38 of June 11th from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

By | June 10, 2013

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Manned Space Engineering Command spokesman Wu Ping announced on the 10th that the Shenzhou 10 Spacecraft will be launched at 17:38 on the June 11th from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The spacecraft will carry three astronauts: Nie Haisheng(聂海胜), Zhang Xiaoguang(张晓光), and Wang Yaping(王亚平, female).

Shenzhou 10 manned spacecraft profile

Height: about 9 meters

Weight: about 8 tons

Waist: maximum diameter of 2.8 meters

Composition: propulsion module, return capsule, orbital module and additional segments

Launch schedule: In mid-June 2013

Flight speed: about 7.9 kilometers per second, flying at 28,000 kilometers per hour, circle around the Earth every 90 minutes

Flight time: 15 days in orbit flight, including 12 days assembly flight with Tiangong 1 Space Lab

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The only female astronaut: Wang Yaping

Source: Xinhua Net

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