Long March 5 | Chang'e 5

Long March 5 | Chang'e 5

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Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Chang'e 5 is China's robotic lunar sample return mission, which is set to bring back at least 2 kg of lunar soils and rock samples. The probe will perform a soft landing on the Moon, then rendezvous and dock with the return module in lunar orbit and fly back to Earth.

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China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

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Long March 5


Height 57.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 14000 kg

Liftoff Thrust 10600 kN

Diameter 5.00 Meters

Mass To LEO 25000 kg

Liftoff Mass 867 Tonnes


Launch Success 3

Consecutive Success 3

Maiden Flight 2016-11-03

Launch Failures 0


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Chinese Lunar Exploration Program

The Chinese Lunar Exploration Program also known as the Chang'e Project after the Chinese moon goddess Chang'e, is an ongoing series of robotic Moon missions by the China National Space Administration (CNSA). The program incorporates lunar orbiters, landers, rovers and sample return spacecraft, launched using Long March rockets.

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Chang'e 5 Lunar Landing

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The Chinese Chang'e 5 spacecraft is scheduled to land in the Mons Rümker region of Oceanus Procellarum, located in the northwest region of the near side of the Moon. The lander will collect 2 kg of samples which will then be placed in an ascent vehicle and brought back to Earth. Landing time is approximate and not accurately known.

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The Chang'e 5 sample-return capsule will enter the Earth's atmosphere and land in Dorbod Banner, Inner Mongolia.

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