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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
CASC - Long March-5 Y5 launches Chang’e-5 lunar mission
ESA tracks Chang'e-5 Moon mission
For more information about China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), visit: http://english.spacechina.com/n16421/index.html
For more information about China National Space Administration (CNSA), visit: http://www.cnsa.gov.cn/
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