Shenzhou 17 / Long March 2F Launch to the Chinese Space Station

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) plans launched a crew of three to the Chinese Space Station on 2023-10-26 at 03:13:59 UTC. Launch was from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert. I have cued the replay to start one minute before launch, scroll back to view the pre-launch preparations.

This is the fourth crew flight to the Tiangong space station. The crew expects to spend five or six months aboard the station.

Here is the pre-flight preview from Everyday Astronaut.


Here is video of Shenzhou 17’s rendezvous and docking with the Tiangong station and the crew’s arrival on board. There is a replay of the launch at the end.