Long March 5 | Chang'e 5

Long March 5 | Chang'e 5

Wenchang
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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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin

2020-11-22T17:29:23+0000

Updating launch time per insider source which seems to be accurate per amateur calculations of lunar launch windows.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2020-11-19T13:58:55+0000

Go for launch per marine space closure notice.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2020-11-19T01:33:22+0000

All Chinese rumors/signs points to launch on early morning LT November 24/evening November 23 UTC, probably around 18:00 - 22:00 UTC.

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Programs

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

2020-12-01T15:13:00+0000

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.

Chang'e 5 Sample Returns to Earth

2020-12-16T17:32:00+0000

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

Chang'e 5 Ascent Stage Liftoff

2020-12-03T15:13:00+0000

The Chang'e 5 ascent stage will launch from the surface of the Moon with lunar soil samples that will be returned to Earth.

Chang'e 5 Ascent Stage-Orbiter Docking

2020-12-03T21:40:00+0000

The Chang'e 5 ascent stage, loaded with lunar samples, will autonomously dock with the orbiter around the moon.

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