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It appears that the crew capsule in today's launch of the Shenzhou-11 crew has no windows.

Windows present a lot of design tradeoffs, but can come in handy in some situations. Is this capsule windowless?

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above x2: from http://www.cctv-america.com/2016/10/14/heavenly-vessel-chinas-shenzhou-11-ready-for-liftoff

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above: screen capture from the YouTube video Launch of Manned China Mission with Shenzhou 11 to Tiangong-2.

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    $\begingroup$ I've been waiting for the day when designers realise that a few (swivellable) high def. cameras can do most of what a window can do, and some things it can't (e.g. protection from extremely bright flashes of light), with less hassle! $\endgroup$ – Andrew Thompson Oct 17 '16 at 1:20
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    $\begingroup$ @AndrewThompson an interim solution would be Transparent Aluminum, until Earth can afford General Products hulls of course. :-) $\endgroup$ – uhoh Oct 17 '16 at 1:58
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    $\begingroup$ Apollo had a similar cover called the Boost Protective Cover that flew away when the abort tower was jettisoned. I'd imagine this is the same. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Oct 17 '16 at 10:45
  • $\begingroup$ @AndrewThompson windows do not go opaque when their power supply fails. $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Oct 17 '16 at 10:48
  • $\begingroup$ @OrganicMarble Each approach has both benefits and down sides. $\endgroup$ – Andrew Thompson Oct 17 '16 at 11:56
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Clearly there is a window. Upper left, watch lighting change within the capsule and on astronaut's face after fairing separation.

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above: GIF made from screen captures from the following YouTube video:

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