China plans new moon mission in 2017




China plans new moon mission in 2017


Official representatives of the National Space Agency of China announced that the mission to return soil samples from the surface of the Moon is scheduled for 2017. Launch of Space Shuttle “Chang’e-5” with a lunar rover on board and the capsule to collect samples is scheduled for 2015.

“Chang’e-5″ will be the successor of the spacecraft ” Chang’e-3 “, which is two weeks earlier, on December 14 of this year, made ​​a successful landing on the lunar surface. On board the six-wheeled lunar rover was “Utah”, aka “Jade Hare”, which is currently already engaged in scientific research on the natural satellite of our planet.

During the conference, held on 16 December, Chinese officials announced that the development of the mission, “Chang’e-4”, aimed at delivering received from the moon’s surface soil samples, very likely, adding that the launch of the spacecraft, which will take samples of the garbage on the moon, scheduled for 2017.

The most important aspect of the problem and also for the National Space Agency of China sees the development of thermally stable device, capable to come back from the moon. The fact is that before this no Chinese spacecraft did not sit back to Earth at a speed of 40,230 kilometers per hour. Development and testing of the necessary technology for planting is currently taking place in the Gobi Desert.
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