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Were there any manned missions into orbit that went not to the ISS since the end of the Shuttle?

I know the Chinese did some to their own space station, but were there missions like the repair or retrieve missions the Space Shuttle did with for example the Hubble telescope?
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Have there been any other “camsats” besides Banxing-2?

Banxing-2 is a 47 kg LEO satellite deployed from China's Tiangong-2 on 22 October 2016. It is planned to say in an orbit matched to Tiangong-2 so that it stays in close proximity. According to Gunter'...
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What is this yellow light on the side of the 2nd stage nozzle - Shenzhou-11 launch

According to Wikipedia the single engine on the 2nd stage is a YF-20 series engine. What is causing the faint yellow light on the side of the nozzle where there is a tube wrapped around it? above: ...
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How are the major components arranged in the Shenzhou-11 at launch?

I can't exactly figure out where the first stage ends and the second stage begins and where all three components of the Shenzhou-11 space craft are located inside the fairing. The Wikipedia image of ...
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Is the Shenzhou-11 crew's capsule just launched windowless?

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 ...
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What are these four “waffle-like” structures on top of the Long March 2F just launched?

Near the top of the Long March 2F rocket (middle of the fairing?) that launched today with the Shenzhou-11 crew, there are four square wafffle-like structures that remind me of grid fins. What are ...