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Facts of Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft

(People's Daily Online)

09:43, June 13, 2013

Height: 9 meters
Weight: 8 tons
Maximum diameter: 2.8 meters
Composition: Propelling module, re-entry capsule, orbital module and building-out section
Launch time: Mid-June, 2013
Flight speed: 7.9 kilometers per second, 28,000 kilometers per hour. It orbits Earth every 90 minutes
Flight time: 15 days.
Launch preliminary orbit: Elliptical orbit of 200 kilometers perigee and 330 kilometers apogee.
Rendezvous and docking orbit: Nearly circular orbit 343 kilometers above Earth.
Crew: Three astronauts, maybe two male and a female.
Mission phase: The first phase of the second step of the manned space flight program; the end of rendezvous and docking mission between spacecraft and space lab; definition phase of manned spacecraft shuttle system.

Edited and translated by Ma Xi, People's Daily Online

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