An animation image by the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) shows how China‘s Chang’e-5 probe performed braking for the second time at 20:23pm Sunday (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). Photo: BACC/Handout via Xinhua An animation image by the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) shows how China‘s Chang’e-5 probe performed braking for the second time at 20:23pm Sunday (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). Photo: BACC/Handout via Xinhua
An animation image by the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) shows how China‘s Chang’e-5 probe performed braking for the second time at 20:23pm Sunday (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). Photo: BACC/Handout via Xinhua
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Moon landing imminent for China’s Chang’e 5 on its mission to collect lunar samples

  • Lunar target zone has different, more recent geology than samples collected by American and Soviet missions decades ago
  • Orbiter continues circling the moon until lander and ascending craft return from moon’s surface

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An animation image by the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) shows how China‘s Chang’e-5 probe performed braking for the second time at 20:23pm Sunday (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). Photo: BACC/Handout via Xinhua An animation image by the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) shows how China‘s Chang’e-5 probe performed braking for the second time at 20:23pm Sunday (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). Photo: BACC/Handout via Xinhua
An animation image by the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) shows how China‘s Chang’e-5 probe performed braking for the second time at 20:23pm Sunday (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). Photo: BACC/Handout via Xinhua
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