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Shenzhou 10



China's Shenzhou 10 spaceship was launched on Jun 11, carrying three astronauts. Shenzhou 10 Commander (zhiling zhang) is Maj-Gen. Nie Haisheng; Operator (caozuo shou) is Air Force Lt-Col. Zhang Xiaoguang, and Experiment Officer (shiyan yuan) is Air Force Major Wang Yaping. Shenzhou 10 reached a 198 x 310 km orbit, soon raised to 260 x 313 km on its way to a rendezvous with the Tiangong-1 spacelab.

Alternate Names

  • 39179
  • SZ 10
  • Shenzou10

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-06-11
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2F
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 7800 kg

Funding Agencies

  • Unknown (Peoples Republic of China)
  • China National Space Administration (Peoples Republic of China)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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