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China's Chang'e-5 probe decelerates again
Source: Xinhua | 2020-11-29 23:01:52 | Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's Chang'e-5 probe performed braking for the second time at 20:23 p.m. Sunday (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

After the deceleration, the probe started flying in a near circular orbit from an elliptical path around the moon, said the CNSA.

In the next step, the lander-ascender combination of the spacecraft will separate from its orbiter-returner combination.

The lander-ascender combination will execute a soft landing on the moon to collect the country's first samples from an extraterrestrial body.

The probe decelerated for the first time and entered the lunar orbit on Saturday.
 

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China's Chang'e-5 probe prepares to land on moon
Source: Xinhua | 2020-11-30 10:37:55 | Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- China's Chang'e-5 probe is preparing for a soft landing on the moon to undertake the country's first collection of samples from an extraterrestrial body.

The lander-ascender combination of the spacecraft separated from its orbiter-returner combination at 4:40 a.m. Monday (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

Launched on Nov. 24, Chang'e-5 is one of the most complicated and challenging missions in China's aerospace history, as well as the world's first moon-sample mission for more than 40 years.

The spacecraft is performing well and communication with ground control is normal, CNSA said.

The lander-ascender combination will execute a soft landing on the moon and carry out automatic sampling. The orbiter-returner will continue orbiting about 200 km above the lunar surface and wait for rendezvous and docking with the ascender.
 

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Most recent news?!! :unsure:

(3) Andrew Jones auf Twitter: "Coverage of the Chang'e-5 landing attempt, confirmed earlier today by China Lunar Exploration Program, has ended. Currently don't know if the attempt has been called off, an issue with the spacecraft, or higher powers suddenly nervous over coverage." / Twitter

Coverage of the Chang'e-5 landing attempt, confirmed earlier today by China Lunar Exploration Program, has ended. Currently don't know if the attempt has been called off, an issue with the spacecraft, or higher powers suddenly nervous over coverage.
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