Shenzhou 14

Summary

Shenzhou 14
Mission typeChinese Space Station crew transport
Mission duration180 days (planned)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftShenzhou 14
Spacecraft typeShenzhou
ManufacturerChina Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Crew
Crew size3
MembersTBA
Start of mission
Launch dateMay 2022 (planned)[1]
RocketLong March 2F
Launch siteJiuquan, LA-4/SLS
ContractorChina Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology
End of mission
Landing dateNovember 2022 (planned)[1]
Landing siteInner Mongolia, China
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Inclination41.5°
Docking with Chinese Space Station
Docking portTianhe
 

Shenzhou 14 (Chinese: 神舟十四号; pinyin: Shénzhōu shísì hào) is a Chinese spaceflight scheduled to launch in May 2022. The flight will mark the ninth crewed Chinese spaceflight and the fourteenth flight of the Shenzhou program. The spacecraft will carry three People's Liberation Army Astronaut Corps (PLAAC) taikonauts on the third flight to the Tianhe core module, the first module of the Chinese Space Station.

Mission

The mission will visit the Tianhe core module following the launch and docking of Tianzhou 4, the fourth flight of China's Tianzhou cargo resupply craft. The crew are expected to assist with the assembly of the Wentian and Mengtian laboratories, which are scheduled to arrive at Tiangong in May and August respectively.[2]

Crew

The crew has not been publicly announced yet.

Diagram of a Shenzhou spacecraft

References

  1. ^ a b "长征二号F • 神舟十四号载人飞船(2022年待定) | 航天爱好者网". web.archive.org. Retrieved 2021-10-18.
  2. ^ "www.spaceflightfans.cn/event/cz-5b_mt". spaceflightfans.cn. Retrieved 2021-10-18.