Video animation at Beijing Aerospace Control Centre shows Chang’e 5 landing on the moon late on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
Video animation at Beijing Aerospace Control Centre shows Chang’e 5 landing on the moon late on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
Science

China’s Chang’e 5 enters crucial 48 hours of its mission after moon landing

  • Run on a solar battery, the spacecraft has two days to gather rocks and dust from the surface and drill underground
  • Landing coincides with collapse of the US’ ageing Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, which has aided Chinese scientists’ research

Video animation at Beijing Aerospace Control Centre shows Chang’e 5 landing on the moon late on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
Video animation at Beijing Aerospace Control Centre shows Chang’e 5 landing on the moon late on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
READ FULL ARTICLE