test team members are careful to put airport Shenzhou VIII spacecraft orbital module unloaded on to trucks (Source: China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Web site)
BEIJING Beijing, September 1 (Xinhua Zhang Liwen Sun from France) China’s manned space project, said spokesman 1st, the implementation of China’s first space rendezvous and docking missions, “Temple” target aircraft, “Long March II F” carrier rocket, in preparation of the launch site testing goes well, the “Shenzhou 8″ spacecraft scheduled to air last month on the 26th to the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, China’s first space rendezvous and docking mission to prepare an orderly way. Due to the “practice 11 04 Star” launch failure impact, mission headquarters decided to “Temple” launch plan adjusted accordingly.
The spokesman said that the launch plan to adjust, the main consideration is to launch the “One Temple” and “Long March II F” carrier rocket and the launch failure of the “Long March II C” rocket for the same series , due to failure of the rocket failure investigation is under way, whether the reasons for failure associated with “Long March II F” carrier rocket is not clear.
For security reasons, the current project the system is the first rendezvous and docking mission to the implementation of various flight products to carry out comprehensive quality review and judge the whole work. “One Temple” a specific launch time will be based on the findings of failure to determine the rocket failure. (End)
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