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Status

Chang'e-5 Lunar Mission

Launch Time
NET December, 2020

Rocket

Long March 5
CASC
Status: Active
Liftoff Thrust: 10,565 kN
Payload to LEO: 25,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 14,000 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 57.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.0 m

Mission Details

Chang'e-5

Chang'e 5 will be China's first sample return mission, aiming to return at least 2 kilograms of lunar soil and rock samples back to the Earth. Like its predecessors, the spacecraft is named after the Chinese moon goddess, Chang'e. This will be the first Lunar sample-return mission since Luna 24 in 1976.
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 8,200 kg
Trans Lunar Injection

Location

LC-101, Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, China