Shenzhou 5



DescriptionShenzhou 5 (simplified Chinese: 神舟五号; traditional Chinese: 神舟五號; pinyin: shénzhōu wǔ hào) — was the first human spaceflight mission of the Chinese space program, launched on October 15, 2003. The Shenzhou spacecraft was launched on a Long March 2F launch vehicle. There had been four previous flights of unmanned Shenzhou missions since 1999. China became the third country in the world to have independent human spaceflight capability after the Soviet Union (later, Russia) and the United States.
Year of flight2003
Mission Duration21 hours 22 minutes 45 seconds
Days of mission0
Launch Date15/10/2003
Landing Date15/10/2003
Launch site (Mapping)40.9675, 100.278612
Launch mass (kg)7790
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)332.00
Apogee (km)336.00
Orbital period (minutes)91.20
Orbits completed14
Inclination (degreees)42.40
Crew size1
MembersYang Liwei
Spacecraft typeShenzhou
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_5