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Shenzhou-8 Launch at 23:00 CET, 31 October, 2011

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The Shenzhou 8 module re-entered the Earths atmosphere on the 2nd April, 2012 @ 05:49 GMT 1 minute.

Inclination: 42.79
Revolution Number: 2174
Predicted Location: 20N, 2E



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The Shenzhou 8 module predicted to re-enter the Earths atmosphere on the 2nd April, 2012 @ 05:55 GMT 6 hours.

SHENZHOU8 MODULE
1 37883U 11063D   12092.85390554  .05508820  92272-5  26149-3 0  3773
2 37883 042.7849 125.6600 0000010 034.6987 326.1088 16.43138136 21684

Period: 88.22 minutes
Inclination: 42.79
Apogee: 189 km
Perigee: 184 km
Revolution Number: 2174
Predicted Location: 12.2N, 10.6E



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The Shenzhou 8 module that was launched on the 31st October, 2011, from the Jiquan Space Centre, China, is predicted to re-enter the Earths atmosphere on the 2nd April, 2012 @ 03:50 GMT 48 hours.

SHENZHOU8 MODULE
1 37883U 11063D   12 89.61038793  .01238991  00000-0  38899-3 0  3602
2 37883 042.7878 147.1237 0005739 041.6191 318.5652 16.25428706 21259

Period: 88.87 minutes
Inclination: 42.79
Apogee: 223 km
Perigee: 213 km
Revolution Number: 2174
Predicted Location: 10.7N, 247.6E



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China 24 2011-11-16 Mission AccomplishedShenzhou-8 to return to China's Inner Mongolia



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China's unmanned Shenzhou 8 capsule returns to Earth

A Chinese spacecraft has returned to Earth after completing the nation's first docking manoeuvres in orbit.
The Shenzhou 8 capsule landed in the Gobi desert late on Thursday (Beijing time), the final moments of its descent having being slowed by parachute.

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China Shenzhou-8 spacecraft returns and lands in Inner Mongolia after docking mission



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The re-entry module of the spacecraft parachuted down at a landing site in Siziwang Banner (county) in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region at around 7:30 p.m., marking the end of the 49-day space docking mission.

The re-entry capsule of Shenzhou 8 was set to land on ground at around 7 pm Beijing Time (GMT+0800) on November 17.

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The Shenzhou-8 unmanned spacecraft will return to Earth Thursday evening following China's first space docking procedure with space lab module Tiangong-1.
The Shenzhou-8 is scheduled to touch down around 7 p.m. at a landing site located in Siziwang Banner (county) in north China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

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Weather conditions at the launch site are ideal for Shenzhou 8's re-entry. Land search crews are in place to recover the craft.
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Shenzhou-8 conducts successful docking

China's Shenzhou-8 unmanned spacecraft re-docked with the Tiangong-1, a module of the country's planned space lab, Monday evening, according to the mission's control centre.
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China's unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 and space lab module Tiangong-1 successfully conducted a second space docking test around 8 pm Monday, according to the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre (BACC).
About half an hour before the docking, the Shenzhou-8 had successfully disengaged from Tiangong-1 after 12 days of flying together.

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Shenzhou 8 second undocking from Tiangong 1



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