China is again preparing for the lunar mission to take a sample

China is again preparing for the lunar mission to take a sample

The Chinese lunar rover Chiang'e-4 explores the dark side of the moon.

Landing on the dark side of the moon was only the beginning. The Chinese Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) plans to launch more than 50 vehicles into space with 30 launches in 2019. This includes sending another lunar rover to an earth satellite at the end of the year. This will be the first sample return mission in recent decades.

The country entered the history of space research on January 3, 2019, when the probe Chang'e-4 was able to moor in the Pocket crater on the mysterious far side of the moon. A few hours later, he sent the first photo of the previously unexplored lunar territory. Chang'e-4 was launched on December 7 and entered the lunar orbit after 5 days. Already in July, it is planned to launch the third Changzheng-5 rocket while the Changzheng-5B is under development. It is important to note that the future rocket is used to launch the mission of Chang'e-5, which at the end of 2019 will return the lunar samples.

It will be a more complex model than the previous lunar explorer, and represented by four different parts of the nucleus (orbital and descent module, return and ascending devices) and 15 subsystems. The collected samples of the earth satellite are sealed in a container and delivered to earth laboratories.

If the mission is successful, then Chang'e-5 will be the first spacecraft to deliver images from 1976, when Luna-24 brought the moonstone from the USSR.

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