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Weather is good for launch

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L minus 60 minutes

A Long March 2F rocket with the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft is scheduled to launch from the Jiuquan Launch Centre at 10:37 UT, 16th June, 2012.




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Shenzhou-9 Spacecraft: A Closer Look



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Taikonauts Arriving At Launch Pad

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Ed~ the launch of the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft is scheduled for 10:37 UT (18:37 Beijing time) 16th June, 2012.



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3D demo: China's spacecraft Shenzhou 9 docking with Tiangong 1 module.

Ed ~ CCTV Live



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China's first woman astronaut speaks of pride

Ms Liu said at a press conference: "I thank the country and its people for your trust in letting me go to space on behalf of all women in the country".

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This is the first time China is conducting a manned space docking procedure manually with astronauts taikonauts orbiting the space lab module, the Tiangong-1.
Shenzhou's automatic docking ability was proven twice during the unmanned Shenzhou 8 mission. The aircraft's mission this time is open ended and its duration will depend on how systems perform and the crew holds up in space.

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All systems nominal.

Escape Tower jettisoned



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The target launch orbit is 330 km x 200 km with an inclination of 42.8.

The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft is scheduled to separate from the second stage at L+09:45 minutes.



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CCTV LIVE COVERAGE

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