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China's Chang'e-5 probe collected and packaged lunar soil samples

04.12.2020 142 просмотров

China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe has begun collecting soil samples on the moon, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).


CNSA previously announced that Chang'e-5 has successfully landed on the Moon and has already sent the first video data back to Earth.

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"The landing process went very smoothly, laying a solid foundation for subsequent drilling and sample collection," said Zhang Hongtai , head of the 5th Research Institute under China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

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said He Jun, deputy head of the Beijing Space Mission Control Center.

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After automatically detecting and recognizing obstacles, the probe selected a site and landed north of Rümker Peak in the Ocean of Storms on the visible side of the Moon.< br>
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During the lunar landing, the lander's cameras took pictures of the landing site, CNSA said.

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Chang'e-5 landed on relatively flat ground and we can gain a deeper understanding of the historical information about the moon" , - stated Li Chunlai, researcher at the National Astronomical Observatory, deputy chief engineer of the third stage of the Chinese program for the study of the moon.

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is of great scientific value,” said Liu Jizhong, director of the China Center for Moon Probe and Space Engineering under the State Administration of Defense Science, Technology and Industry.

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At 4:53 December 2nd Beijing time, the complex, consisting of the descent and take-off modules of the spacecraft, has completed drilling and packaging of soil samples on the Moon.

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of the moon and docks with the orbital-return complex, located in the circumlunar orbit. After moving the samples to the reentry module, the launch module will again separate from the reentry vehicle.

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