Hainan will launch a new Chang'e-5 "probe to the moon from the Wenchang cosmodrome by the end of 2020

hina's new Chang'e-5 lunar probe, which China plans to launch by the end of 2020, has entered preparations for the launch site at the Wenchang Cosmodrome on Hainan Island. Prelaunch operations with the Long March 5 launch vehicle for this launch mission and final assembly and testing are currently underway.


According to the plan, the Chang'e-5 probe is expected to reach new heights in the history of space flight in China: the first automatic sampling from the lunar surface, the first take-off from the lunar surface, the first approach and docking of unmanned vehicles in lunar orbit at a distance of 380,000 kilometers ...


After more than two months of setup and rest - the launch pad equipment, facilities and human resources are ready to open up preparations for new missions - the specifics of the production environment require 365 days and 24 hours of continuous supervision.


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