Chang ‘e-5 Entered Lunar And Earth Transfer Orbit

According to the China National Space Administration (CNSA), at 9:51 Beijing time on December 13, the Chang ‘e-5 orbiter and the returner carried out the second incident incident of lunar earth transfer. Four 150 bullock engines were successfully ignited about 230 kilometers away from the lunar surface. About 22 minutes later, the engines shut down normally.According to the real-time telemetry data monitoring, the combination of the orbiter and the returner successfully entered the lunar earth transfer orbit.

Later, the chang ‘e-5 orbiter and the reentry vehicle, which will carry lunar samples, will perform a mid-way orbit correction during the earth-moon transfer process, and the separation of the orbiter and the reentry vehicle will be selected.


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