Successfully on Sunday, the China National Space Administration (NCMSA) redefined the orbiter-return combination in a lunar orbit on Karzai at 5:42 p.m.
This is the first time a Chinese spacecraft has performed a reunion and docking in a lunar orbit, marking the first human attempt at a rendezvous in an automatic lunar orbit.
CNSA reported that samples collected on the moon, which weighed about 2 kilograms, were transferred from the ascent to the return.
The Chang-5 mission is one of the most complex in Chinese aerospace history, and the world’s first lunar sample mission in more than 40 years.
Chang-5 quest involving an orbit, lander, ascent, and returnee Launched On November 24th, and its lander-ascending combination Touched down On December 1, north of Mons Rumker on the Oceanus Procellaram near the Moon, also known as the Storm Ocean.
The orbiter-return will separate from the next ascent and wait for the right time to start the journey to Earth.
(With input from Xinhua)
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