The Long March-2F Y14 carrier rocket, carrying the Shenzhou-14 crewed spaceship, blasted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 10:44 a.m. (Beijing Time) on June 5, 2022.
About 577 seconds later, Shenzhou-14 spaceship successfully separated from the rocket and entered the preset orbit. The Shenzhou-13 crew is in good condition and the launch is a complete success.
It is the 23rd flight mission since the approval and launch of China's manned space program and the third crewed mission for China's space station project. After the spaceship enters orbit, it will conduct a fast automated rendezvous and docking with the combination of the space station according to the predetermined procedure. In the follow-up, the astronauts will enter core module of Tiangong space station, Tianhe, as well as stay and work there for six months on the assembly and care of the station, the operation of the robotic arm, EVA, module transfer and other space science experiments and technical tests.
At present, the combination of the space station has entered the docking orbit and is in good condition, meeting the mission requirements for rendezvous and docking with Shenzhou-14 manned spaceship and the conditions for astronauts to stay there.