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Shenzhou

(ˈʃɛnˈdʒəʊ)
n
(Astronautics) any of a series of manned Chinese spacecraft
[C20: Chinese: divine craft or divine mechanism]
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AVIC Avionics and JONHON Optronic continued to provide vital parts and components for Shenzhou spacecraft series, offering effective assurance for the successful launch of the Shenzhou-10.
A state-owned firm renowned for names like Shenzhou spacecraft series and Long March rockets, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation has signed 30-billion yuan worth of deals at the airshow in Zhuhai with customers from China and abroad.
The astronauts are tasked with performing China's first manned docking man oeuvres and setting up a simple space laboratory formed by linking the Shenzhou spacecraft and the Tiangong-1 orbital capsule.
When China launched its third manned space mission in September 2008 on the Shenzhou-7, some observers noted it released a companion satellite called the BX-1, attached to the Shenzhou spacecraft and released by a spring.
Qi Faren, chief designer of the Shenzhou spacecraft, told China Daily that the core module will weigh about 20 tons and incorporate a connecting part that has multiple berthing mechanisms so that it can link with modules such as a lifeboat or cargo spaceship.
If you look at the Shenzhou spacecraft you can clearly see a resemblance to the Soyuz spacecraft," Yuri Karash, a Moscow-based space policy expert, told Al Jazeera.