CCTV News: According to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, on June 9, 2021 Beijing time, the combination of the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft and the Long March 2 F Yao 12 carrier rocket has been transferred to the launch area.
CCTV reporter Liu Xiaoyu: This is the manned space launch site of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Behind me, the mobile launch platform carrying the Shenzhou 12 manned spacecraft and the Long March 2 F Yao 12 carrier rocket combination has left the final assembly. The test plant is moving steadily towards the launch tower along the 1.5-kilometer track under my feet.
The spacecraft transferred this time was specially designed and manufactured for manned flight, so an escape tower was added above the fairing.
This transfer also marks that the Shenzhou 12 ship-and-arrow combination has completed the preliminary assembly and testing work and has officially entered the launch preparation stage. This is also the first time it has set off for a manned flight mission after more than four years.
At present, the facilities and equipment at the launch site are in good condition, and various functional inspections and joint tests before launch will be carried out as planned.
Shenzhou 12 manned flight mission No. 0 commander Deng Xiaojun: After transferring to the launch area, the main functions of the spacecraft and rockets and the matching test of the spacecraft and rockets will be completed. After that, the astronauts will be confirmed on-site and the astronauts will participate in the full-system launch drill. .