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Chang’e-5 executes first moon-Earth transfer orbit course correction
Published: Dec 14, 2020 11:42 AM
China’s Chang’e-5 successfully conducted its first course correction during its homebound flight on the moon-Earth transfer orbit as of Monday 11:13 am, Global Times learned from the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Monday.

The 25-newton thrust engines onboard the orbiter re-entry module of Chang’e-5 was activated and worked for around 28 seconds to perform the operation smoothly on Monday, a day after the spacecraft broke free from moon gravity and entered the moon-Earth transfer orbit.

CNSA said in the statement it sent to the Global Times that the lunar sample carrying spacecraft is currently in good condition. 

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