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Chang’e-5 completes first orbital correction


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Nov. 26, 2020

On 24 November 2020, at 14:06 UTC (22:06 Beijing Time), the Chang’e-5 spacecraft successfully performed its first orbital correction.

Chang’e-5 completes first orbital correction

China’s Chang’e-5 lunar mission was launched by the Long March-5 Y5 launch vehicle on 23 November 2020, at 20:30 UTC (24 November, 04:30 local time).

Chang’e-5 (嫦娥五号) mission diagram

The Chang’e-5 lunar mission will attempt to land near Mons Rümker, a volcanic complex in the northern region of Oceanus Procellarum. The spacecraft will try to collect about 2 kilograms of lunar soil and return the samples to Earth.

Chang’e-5 to sample Mons Rümker, Oceanus Procellarum

According to Lin Yangting (professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences), a joint team will be formed with European researchers to study the samples, part of the cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA).

Chang’e-5 (嫦娥五号) mission, takeoff from Lunar surface

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