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News Archive / Tagged: Long March 2F

  • China launches two taikonauts into space aboard Shenzhou 11

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 16th, 2016

    China has successfully launched its sixth manned space mission, sending two taikonauts into orbit aboard the Shenzhou 11 spacecraft. The crewed vehicle was lifted atop a Long March 2F rocket at 7:30 a.m. local time on Oct. 17 (7:30 p.m. EDT / 23:30 GMT on Oct. 16) from Launch Area 4 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert.

  • China set to launch Shenzhou 11 crewed mission

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 15th, 2016

    Under a shroud of secrecy, China is completing final steps toward the launch of its Shenzhou 11 spacecraft with two taikonauts on board. On Oct. 10, the country rolled out the Long March 2F rocket that will be used to send the crewed mission into space.

  • China launches Tiangong-2 space laboratory into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 15th, 2016

    On Sept. 15, China successfully launched a Long March 2F rocket carrying the country’s second space lab – Tiangong-2 (meaning "Heavenly Palace" in Chinese). Liftoff took place at 10:04 p.m. local time (14:04 GMT; 10:04 a.m. EDT) from Launch Area 4 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, located in China’s Gansu Province.

  • China set to launch Tiangong-2 lab into space

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 14th, 2016

    China is planning on launching its second Tiangong space laboratory on Thursday, Sept. 15. Called Tiangong-2, it will test technology for the country’s future space station. The orbital lab will ride to space atop a Long March 2F rocket, lifting off from Launch Area 4 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.