SZ 8 [CCTV]
The SZ (Shenzou) is the first manned spacecraft of the Peoples Republic of China. It owns much of its basic design to the russian Soyuz capsule, which has a very similar genaral layout. Like the Soyuz, it consists of an orbital module, a return module and an engineering module. Although technology transfers from russia may have had influences in the design of the space craft, the SZ seems to be an mostly independent development.
SZ-8 will be the first of the series to be equipped with a docking collar to dock with the Tiangong-1 space station. While SZ-8 will be unmanned, the following SZ-9 and 10 will carry a crew to the station.
|Type / Application:||Manned spcecraft|
|Configuration:||Service module, Return module, orbital Module with docking collar|
|Propulsion:||4 retro motors|
|SZ 8||31.10.2011||Jq SLS-1||CZ-2F/G|
|SZ 9||16.06.2012||Jq SLS-1||CZ-2F/G|
|SZ 10||2013||Jq SLS-1||CZ-2F/G|
|SZ 11||2014||Jq SLS-1||CZ-2F/G|
|SZ 12||2014||Jq SLS-1||CZ-2F/G|