The Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) has announced that the climber of China’s Chang-5 probe was successfully attached to the lunar orbit at 5:42 a.m. Sunday with the Orbiter-Returner combination.
This is the first time a Chinese spacecraft has encountered and docked in lunar orbit, marking the first human attempt at an automatic lunar orbit rendezvous.
CNSA reports that samples collected on the moon weighing about 2 kilograms have been transferred from the climber to the returnee.
Chang-5’s mission is the most complex in Chinese space history, as well as the world’s first lunar model mission for more than 40 years.
Song-5 study with one orbit, one lander, one climber and one return Launched On November 24th, and its lander-ascending admission Touched down Also known as the Ocean of Storms, north of Mons Rumker in the Oceanus Procella, near the Moon on December 1st.
The Orbiter-Returner separates from the next climber and waits for the right time to begin its journey to Earth.
(With input from Xinhua)
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