Shenzhou 9 Launch

June 16, 2012
Gregory Kulacki
China Project Manager

This is a video captured from a live Chinese television broadcast of the complete launch of the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft on the afternoon of June 16, 2012. The video begins a few seconds before ignition and continues through entry into the assigned orbit and the opening of the spacecraft’s solar panels.

A detailed history of China’s space station plans is available here.