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Nov. 28, 2020
The Chang’e-5 lunar mission has successfully performed a braking maneuver on 28 November 2020, at 12:58 UTC (20:58 China Standard Time), and entered into an elliptical orbit around the Moon.
Chang’e-5 enters lunar orbit
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 (嫦娥五号) mission diagram
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.
Chang’e-5 completes first orbital correction
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ESA tracks Chang'e-5 Moon mission
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For more information about China National Space Administration (CNSA), visit: http://www.cnsa.gov.cn/
Image, Video, Text, Credits: China Central Television (CCTV)/CASC/CNSA/SciNews/Orbiter.ch Aerospace/Roland Berga.
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