More than One year ago on 24th November 2020, the Chang Zheng – Long March Five Carrier Rocket Launched away in CNSA – China National Space Administration China Wenchang spaceport launch, Change Five Lunar probe into orbit, opened up towards China – People’s Republic of China’s first celestial bodies sample return trip from Mons Rumker on the Lunar Surface of the moon New research achievements – Chinese scientists reveal the composition of lunar soil minerals and space wind at the landing site of Chang’e 5
Chang’e-5 team On October 1st 2023 on China’s National Day of the Founding of People’s Republic of China…. During the 74th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) opened in Baku, Azerbaijan. Scientists such as Schumacher, President of the International Academy of Astronautics, awarded the “Chang’e-5 team” to the Chinese Chang’e-5 team. Lawrence Team Award”. Chang’e-5 chief designer Hu Hao and others attended the award ceremony as team representatives and announced that Chang’e-5 lunar scientific research samples will soon be open to international applications. Scientists from all countries are welcome to jointly research and share results.
Chang’e-5 was China’s first unmanned lunar sample return mission. It was China’s most complex aerospace system project with the largest technical span at that time. It made breakthroughs in lunar surface sampling, lunar surface take-off and ascent, lunar orbit rendezvous and docking, sample transfer, and jump-type missions. Using key technologies such as re-entry and return, after an interlocking flight process, it brought back 1,731 grams of lunar samples, becoming the world’s largest unmanned lunar sampling mission with the largest single sampling volume. The Chang’e-5 mission is a vivid practice for my country to achieve high-level scientific and technological self-reliance. It has laid the foundation for subsequent unmanned lunar scientific research stations and manned lunar landings. It is another important milestone in my country’s aerospace development.
The “Lawrence Team Award” was established in 2001. It is one of the two major awards issued annually by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). It is the highest team honor of the International Academy of Astronautics and aims to recognize aerospace project teams that have made outstanding achievements in the field of aerospace. Chang’e-5’s outstanding achievements in technological innovation, scientific discovery, and international cooperation have won high recognition from international peers.
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