It has successfully landed on the 5E-5 probe on Tuesday, and China plans to become the third country to obtain lunar samples before the United States and Russia for follow-up studies on Earth. This month plans to bring about 2 kilograms of materials on the return trip.
Chinese Probe E 5 It landed successfully this Tuesday (4:11 PM Spanish Peninsula time) and performed a mission to collect lunar samples.
Through the statement posted on its website, China National Space Administration (ANEC) The report said that the spacecraft landed in a predetermined area, that is, the area north of the area. Mons RümkerIn Procellarum in Oceania, on the visible surface of the moon.
So far, this is an area that has not been visited by astronauts or unmanned space missions. The probe sends photos of the area taken during the approach and at the end of the descent to the earth.
The source added that once it reached the moon, Chang’e-5 deployed solar panels and directional antennas, and “started working on the surface of the moon. It would take about two days to collect samples.”
He promised: “We have designed two methods of collecting samples: one is on the surface and the other is drilling. In this way, we can increase the possibility of obtaining more different samples. Peng JingThe state news agency Xinhua today quoted one of the design leaders of “Chang’e Five” as saying.
Unprecedented moon maneuver
The mission hopes to collect about two kilograms of material, and then the capsule will take off until it docks in the Earth return module currently orbiting the satellite.
Peng said that this is the first time in the history of lunar exploration that such maneuvers have been carried out in unmanned mode.
Later, Chang’e-5 will return to Earth and is scheduled to land in the Inner Mongolia region of northern China this month.
The deputy director of ANEC’s Lunar Exploration Program said: “Local and foreign scientists will be able to visit the lunar samples brought by Chang’e 5.”
America, Russia and now China
If the mission is successfully completed, it will make China the third country capable of collecting lunar samples after the United States and the former Soviet Union did so in the 1970s.
Chang’e-5 launched in China on November 23 (in China on the 24th) Long March 5 rocketThe rocket successfully brought China’s first Mars mission “Tenzhou 1” into space on July 23, and will arrive on the red planet in May next year.
As far as he is concerned E plan (According to Chinese mythology, named after the goddess, she lives on the moon) It began in 2007 when the first orbital probe was launched.
An Asian country landed on the moon for the first time in 2013 and managed to land the’E-4 probe on the other end of its existence in January 2019. This is an unprecedented milestone in the history of lunar exploration.He also deployed his Wanderer Yutu-2 investigates what’s under the surface of the moon
The ultimate goal of the plan is to carry people to the moon and build a scientific base on the satellite, although a specific date has not yet been set.