[FPSPACE] Shenzou orbital module news...

Peter Pesavento eagle267@svol.net
Fri, 23 Jan 2004 17:29:43 -0500


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Orbital module of Shenzhou V keeps flying smoothly
( 2004-01-22 09:15) (Xinhua)=20



On the stroke of midnight to mark the start of the Chinese Lunar New =
Year tolling, the orbital module of the Shenzhou V spacecraft which =
completed China's first manned space flight three months ago, =
accomplished the fifth readjustment procedure to maintain its orbit.=20

Signals received in the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center =
indicated that the orbital module of Shenzhou V was operating smoothly.=20

The center closely monitored the flight of the module, which has been =
flying in orbit for three months.=20

On Oct. 15, 2003, Yang Liwei, an 38-year-old astronaut, enteredspace =
aboard the Shenzhou V spacecraft and the return module landed safely as =
planned in north China the next day, after orbiting Earth 14 times on =
the 21-hour mission. The successful mission made China the third country =
after Russia and the United States to put a person into space.

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<P>On the stroke of midnight to mark the start of the Chinese Lunar New =
Year=20
tolling, the orbital module of the Shenzhou V spacecraft which completed =
China's=20
first manned space flight three months ago, accomplished the fifth =
readjustment=20
procedure to maintain its orbit.=20
<P>Signals received in the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center=20
indicated that the orbital module of Shenzhou V was operating smoothly.=20
<P>The center closely monitored the flight of the module, which has been =
flying=20
in orbit for three months.=20
<P>On Oct. 15, 2003, Yang Liwei, an 38-year-old astronaut, enteredspace =
aboard=20
the Shenzhou V spacecraft and the return module landed safely as planned =
in=20
north China the next day, after orbiting Earth 14 times on the 21-hour =
mission.=20
The successful mission made China the third country after Russia and the =
United=20
States to put a person into=20
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