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On 14th July 2020 Tuesday, on Hainan Province –China- People’s Republic of China on a night time evening was the transportation of the next Lunar Lander Chang’e Five in which was transported onto a transportation vehicle from Meilan Airport towards Longlou Town in which is the home of the Wenchang Space Launch Site in Hainan province ….. With a police escort towards the assembly Wenchang Spacecraft launch center…. One of many CNSA –China National Space Administration launch complexes ….

The mission parameters for Chang’e 5 will be China’s first sample return mission, aiming to return at least 2 kilograms of lunar soil and rock samples back to the Earth. Like its predecessors, the spacecraft is named after the Chinese Moon goddess, Chang’e. In which this mission is set out to be launched from Wenchang Spacecraft launch center on December 2020 launch calendar from a Long March Five –Chang Zheng Five Carrier Rocket…

The landing site of the Chang’e five is the region of Oceanus Procellarum in which is one of the largest of the Maria of the moon Chang’e or Luna.. its stretches more than two thousand and five hundred Kilometres across it northern and southern axis… in which it will land at the Mons Rumker in which is an isolated volcanic formation that is located in the Northwest part of the Moon’s Near Side ….  The lander will carry landing cameras, a panoramic camera, a spectrometer to determine mineral composition, a soil gas analytical instrument, a soil composition analytical instrument, a sampling sectional thermo-detector, and ground-penetrating radar. For acquiring samples, it will be equipped with a robotic arm, a rotary-percussive drill, a scoop for sampling, and separation tubes to isolate individual samples…… The mission is reported to consist of four modules or elements: the lander would collect about 2 kg of samples from 2 metres below the surface and place them in an attached ascent vehicle that will be launched into lunar orbit. The ascent vehicle will make an automatic rendezvous and docking with an orbiter that would transfer the samples into a sample-return capsule for their delivery to Earth…… Chang’e Five Lunar Rover is manufactured by CNSA’s sister organisation CAST-China Academy of Space Technology in which is located in Haidian District in the Capital Beijing ….

 

Images and visuals are from Weibo…

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