China’s Chang-5 successfully lands on the moon

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Tuesday that the Chang-5 probe has successfully landed near the moon.

After ascending to the top of space exploration, its lander made a landing at 11:00 pm (Beijing time), becoming China’s third probe, achieving a soft landing on the moon. He has sent pictures of the moment he landed.

Over the next two days, the lander will collect two kilograms of lunar samples.

The Song-5 study includes a lander, a climber, an orbiter, and a returnee. After the spacecraft entered a circular lunar orbit 200 kilometers from the moon, the lander and the ascendant pair separated, landed, and landed on the moon in the planned area.

The lander will push some material off the surface, drill a two-meter-deep hole, and clean the ground from the inside, which will act as the lunar archive, closely reflecting the present day with record-breaking information from a billion years ago. then.

The samples will then be stored in ascending order, lifting them off the lunar surface and returning them to lunar orbit awaiting lunar orbit. The drone encounter and lunar orbit docking were the first missions undertaken by China.

Then, at the right time, the returnee will detach from orbit and bring the samples back to Earth, which will eventually land in Inner Mongolia in northern China.

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When completed, the Chang-5 probe will become part of the world’s first unmanned air return mission from the moon in 40 years, and will make ChinaIt is the third country in the world to bring back lunar models after the United States and the former Soviet Union.

The Song-5 studio was launched in the early hours of November 24. It is one of China’s most complex and challenging space missions yet, contributing to scientific research in fields such as the formation and evolution of the moon.

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(Contributed to CGTN’s Liu Hui Report).