China's Long March-5 begins fueling, ready to launch Chang'e-5 lunar probe

Source: CGTN Published: 2020/11/23 18:55:30

Long March5 Y5 carrier rocket has been vertically transferred to its launch area at the coastal Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in South China’s Hainan Province, set for upcoming lunar sample returning Chang’e-5 mission in late November. Photo: CNSA

 China on Monday began fueling the fifth Long March-5 rocket, current the country's largest launch vehicle, for carrying the Chang'e-5 lunar probe to the moon from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province.

The Chang'e-5 mission aims to conduct unmanned lunar sample collection and return to Earth - one of China's most complicated and challenging space missions. It will contribute to scientific studies in fields such as the formation and evolution of the moon.

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