Resident Crews of the Chinese Space Station Tiangong

Tiangong: Expedition 5

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Crew, launch- and landing data

No. Nation Surname Given names Position Spacecraft
(launch)
Launch
date
Launch
time
Spacecraft
(landing)
Landing
date
Landing
time
Mission
duration
Orbits
1 China  Jing   Haipeng  Commander  Shenzhou-16  30.05.2023  01:31:13.480 UTC  Shenzhou-16  31.10.2023  00:11:32 UTC 153d 22h 40m 19s  2429 
2 China  Gui  Haichao  Payload Specialist  Shenzhou-16  30.05.2023  01:31:13.480 UTC  Shenzhou-16  31.10.2023  00:11:32 UTC 153d 22h 40m 19s  2429 
3 China  Zhu  Yangzhu  Space Flight Engineer  Shenzhou-16  30.05.2023  01:31:13.480 UTC  Shenzhou-16  31.10.2023  00:11:32 UTC 153d 22h 40m 19s  2429 
4 China  Tang  Hongbo  Astronaut  Shenzhou-17  26.10.2023  03:14:02.491 UTC  (Shenzhou-17)    UTC

 
5 China  Tang  Shengjie  Astronaut  Shenzhou-17  26.10.2023  03:14:02.491 UTC  (Shenzhou-17)    UTC

 
6 China  Jiang  Xinlin  Astronaut  Shenzhou-17  26.10.2023  03:14:02.491 UTC  (Shenzhou-17)    UTC

 

Backup Crew

No. Nation Surname Given names Position
1 China      Commander
2 China      Payload Specialist
3 China      Space Flight Engineer
4 China      Astronaut
5 China      Astronaut
6 China      Astronaut

Expedition Report

Expedition 5 began with the undocking of Shenzhou-15.

China's unmanned Tianzhou-5 spacecraft re-docked with the Tiangong space station at 19:10 UTC on June 05, 2023 after more than a month of independent flying, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMS).The cargo spacecraft separated from Tiangong on May 05, 2023 to leave room for its successor, Tianzhou-6. It had been flying freely for 33 days before the re-docking.

On July 20, 2023 Jing Haipeng and Zhu Yangzhu performed the first and probably planned only spacewalk (7h 55m). They installed & lifted the bracket for panoramic camera B of core module, unlocked & lifted panoramic camera A/B of Mengtian lab module.

Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft separated from Tianhe core module at 08:46 UTC on September 11, 2023. Controlled reentry was planned for September 12, 2023 at ~01:13 UTC.

EVA data

  Name Start End Duration Mission Airlock Suit
EVA Jing Haipeng 20.07.2023, 05:45 UTC 20.07.2023, 13:40 UTC 7h 55m Shenzhou-16 Wentian Feitian-2 a (blue)
EVA Zhu Yangzhu 20.07.2023, 05:45 UTC 20.07.2023, 13:40 UTC 7h 55m Shenzhou-16 Wentian Feitian-2 b (yellow)
 

Photos / Graphics

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Last update on December 27, 2023.

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