China News Service, Jiuquan, October 16 (Ma Shuaisha) According to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, at 0:23 on October 16, 2021, Beijing time, the Long March 2 F remote equipped with the Shenzhou 13 manned spacecraft The 13th carrier rocket was ignited and launched accurately at the scheduled time at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. About 582 seconds later, the Shenzhou 13 manned spacecraft successfully separated from the rocket and entered the scheduled orbit. The three astronauts Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu were successfully sent off. In space, the flight crew was in good condition, and the launch was a complete success.

  This is the 21st mission since the establishment and implementation of China's manned space project and the second manned mission in the space station phase.

After the spacecraft enters orbit, it will carry out autonomous rapid rendezvous and docking with the Tianhe core cabin and the Tianzhou-2 and Tianzhou-3 complexes in accordance with predetermined procedures.

In the follow-up, the astronauts will be stationed in the Tianhe core module, and will start a 6-month on-orbit residency to carry out manipulator operations, exit activities, and segment transfers to further verify the astronauts’ long-term on-orbit residency, regeneration life insurance, etc. A series of key technologies.

  At present, the Tianhe core module and the Tianzhou-2 and Tianzhou-3 combination have entered the docking orbit and are in good condition, meeting the mission requirements for rendezvous and docking with Shenzhou 13 and the conditions for astronauts to be stationed.

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