China prepares to launch Shenzhou XIII manned spaceship

By / China Daily/Xinhua / Updated: 16:12,08-October-2021

The combination of the Shenzhou XIII manned spaceship and a Long March 2F carrier rocket is seen being transferred to the launch site, on Oct 7, 2021. [Photo by Wang Jiangbo/chinadaily.com.cn]


JIUQUAN -- The combination of the Shenzhou XIII manned spaceship and a Long March 2F carrier rocket has been transferred to the launching area, and the spaceship will be launched in the near future at an appropriate time, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said Thursday.

The facilities and equipment at the launch site are in good condition, and various pre-launch function checks and joint tests will be carried out as planned, said the CMSA.

The combination of the Shenzhou XIII manned spaceship and a Long March 2F carrier rocket is seen being transferred to the launch site, on Oct 7, 2021. [Photo by Wang Jiangbo/chinadaily.com.cn]

The combination of the Shenzhou XIII manned spaceship and a Long March 2F carrier rocket is seen being transferred to the launch site, on Oct 7, 2021. [Photo by Wang Jiangbo/chinadaily.com.cn]

The combination of a Shenzhou XIII manned space flight and a Long March 2F carrier rocket is seen being transferred to the launch site, on Oct 7, 2021. [Photo by Wang Jiangbo/chinadaily.com.cn]

The combination of the Shenzhou XIII manned spaceship and a Long March 2F carrier rocket is seen being transferred to the launch site, on Oct 7, 2021. [Photo by Wang Jiangbo/chinadaily.com.cn]

The combination of a Shenzhou XIII manned space flight and a Long March 2F carrier rocket is seen being transferred to the launch site, on Oct 7, 2021. [Photo by Liu Huaiyu/chinadaily.com.cn]

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