FanSets has been producing Star Trek pin releases for the past several years, and this year at STLV they’re debuting their first Discovery pins, including a few characters – but also a dedicated pin for the USS Shenzhou, captained by Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh). Follow. Archived. USS Shenzhou at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki. This thread is archived. This division is based on the principle of minimizing the amount of material to be returned to Earth. Close. Has anyone got the ship? Shenzhou missions are launched on the Long March 2F from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. I'm noting, USS Shenzhou is a primary ship in first two episodes, where storyline is set. Although China did launch an uncrewed satellite in 1970 and has maintained an active uncrewed program since, the crewed spaceflight program was cancelled due to lack of funds and political interest. [citation needed], The fifth launch, Shenzhou 5, was the first to carry a human (Yang Liwei) and occurred at 01:00:00 UTC on 15 October 2003. [citation needed], The Chinese media has heavily promoted the experiments undertaken by Shenzhou, particularly exposing seeds, including some from Taiwan, to zero gravity and radiation. 17 comments. We’re starting to get more ancillary information on the in-universe world of Star Trek: Discovery as we approach September’s premiere, and now that Discovery data is coming from merchandise coming out of STLV in Las Vegas! The Shenzhou reentry capsules used are 13% larger than Soyuz reentry capsules, and it is expected that later craft will be designed to carry a crew of four instead of Soyuz's three, although physical limitations on astronaut size, as experienced with earlier incarnations of Soyuz, will likely apply. [citation needed]. The development began in 1992, under the name of Project 921-1. Carried a test dummy and several science experiments. The plan called for a crewed launch in October 1999, prior to the new millennium. The U.S.S. [8], China's first efforts at human spaceflight started in 1968 with a projected launch date of 1973. share. It was one of the ships disabled and abandoned after the Battle at the Binary Stars in 2256. Phase 3 would involve orbiting of a 20-ton space station in the 2010–2015 period, with crews being shuttled to it using the 8-ton crewed spacecraft. © TrekCore 2005-2018. Two years later. The initial plan has three phases:[10], The chief designers include Qi Faren and Wang Yongzhi. The best in Science Fiction and Monster Models, Round 2 has provided the box art and a few photos of the upcoming USS Shenzhou kit. All your favorite models! One is that the long-term destiny of humanity lies in the exploration of space, and that China should not be left behind. First Chinese crewed flight, 14 Earth orbits. Round 2 has provided the box art and a few photos of the upcoming USS Shenzhou kit. in 1980, the Chinese government cancelled the program citing cost concerns. January 1998 astronaut candidate selection, Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, "China's Manned Space Program Takes the Stage at 26th National Space Symposium", "Expedition 7 Crew Members Welcome China to Space", "China's Shenzhou spacecraft – the "divine ship, https://web.archive.org/web/20120419165427/http://www.futron.com/upload/wysiwyg/Resources/Whitepapers/China_n_%20Second_Space_Age_1003.pdf, https://twitter.com/AJ_FI/status/1257644667258261510, "Brief history of Russian aid to Chinese space program", "Details on purchase of Soyuz descent capsule by China, Space.com", China National Space Administration (CNSA), R-7 (including Semyorka, Molniya, Vostok, Voskhod and Soyuz), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shenzhou_program&oldid=988305327, Space program of the People's Republic of China, Articles containing Chinese-language text, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2018, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.