China successfully launches satellite for test flight to the moon




China Friday launched an unmanned spacecraft. Satellite In an eight-day mission to fly around the moon and then return to Earth. The project is a test for a space mission who wants to run the country in 2017.

China moon mission The spacecraft has separated from the launcher and shortly after launch adopted the expected price, so writes the official Chinese news agency Xinhua. The satellite must be eight days in a half circle around the moon do and then return to the earth. The ship would then go to meet at a speed of about 11.2 kilometers per second the atmosphere. It must be then slowed enough to eventually land in the north of China.

CBS describes that satellite must come flying at an ideal angle. The spacecraft can therefore “bounce” several times in the atmosphere, which is also compared with a stone off the water. Can the satellite and the angle of attack is inaccurate, burn or be reflected space.

It is the first time that China is doing such a space mission and the country would like to begin a similar space mission in 2017. The satellite must be in the mission also to collect samples land on the moon. That is not the case. For the current test The purpose of the current mission is to test the technological developments. The team behind the satellite can include the possibility of gaining experience navigating the spacecraft. And checking The heat shield may also, in practice, once put to the test.


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