China is making preparations to launch the Shenzhou-17 crewed spaceship, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA). The spaceship, along with a Long March-2F carrier rocket, has been transferred to the launching area at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China.
The CMSA has stated that the facilities and equipment at the launch site are in good condition. Various pre-launch function checks and joint tests will be conducted as planned before the spaceship is launched in the near future.
A photo taken on October 19, 2023, shows the combination of the Shenzhou-17 crewed spaceship and the Long March-2F carrier rocket being prepared for transfer to the launching area. The CMSA has reiterated that all necessary preparations are being made for a successful launch.
The Shenzhou-17 crewed spaceship is an important part of China’s space exploration program. It represents another step forward in China’s ambitions to establish a permanent presence in space and potentially build a space station.
The CMSA has emphasized the importance of these missions in advancing China’s space capabilities and contributing to scientific research. The successful launch of the Shenzhou-17 crewed spaceship will mark another milestone in China’s space exploration efforts.