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Chang'e 5 - Moon sample return mission
« on: November 25, 2020, 09:55:27 AM »
China moon rocket flies over Luzon, sparks security concerns
Timothy James Dimacali
Posted at Nov 25 2020 05:09 AM

https://news.abs-cbn.com/spotlight/11/25/20/china-moon-rocket-flies-over-luzon-sparks-security-concerns

The Long March 5, China’s biggest and most powerful rocket, passed over Luzon early Tuesday morning, raising concerns over Philippine national security and the safety of communities within its flight path. The rocket is the size of a 20-storey building and capable of carrying a payload of 25 tons—equivalent to the weight of 16 cars, according to China’s Xinhua News Agency .

The Long March 5 lifted off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan Province in the southernmost part of China on November 24 at 4:30 a.m., Philippine time. Footage from China’s state-run CGTN YouTube channel shows it passing over Luzon and the Pacific Ocean on its way to orbit. The launch was part of China’s ambitious Chang’e 5 lunar exploration mission, a landmark bid to become only the third country in the world after the US and Russia to retrieve and return lunar rock samples to Earth.

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Re: Chang'e 5 - Moon sample return mission
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2020, 05:22:52 AM »
China moon mission: Chang'e-5 to bring rocks back from the moon | DW News
Nov 24, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgvG-qd9wk8

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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2020, 02:06:16 AM »
China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe successfully brakes for lunar orbiting
Updated 16:33, 29-Nov-2020
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https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-11-28/China-s-Chang-e-5-lunar-probe-successfully-brakes-for-lunar-orbiting-VNegLaNEha/index.html

China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe successfully decelerated near the Moon and entered the lunar orbit, the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Saturday.

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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2020, 12:10:27 AM »
China's moon rocks are officially on their way to Earth as Chang'e 5 probe leaves lunar orbit
By Andrew Jones 4 days ago

https://www.space.com/china-chang-e-5-moon-sample-spacecraft-returning-to-earth

The first lunar samples in 44 years are a few days away from Earth.