Tuesday / 17 December 2013

China Preparing For 2017 Lunar Sample Return


Chang’e-5 Moon Lander / Rover Will Mark Beginning Of 3rd Phase Of China Lunar Exploration Program; On Schedule For 2017, Uncrewed Vehicle Will Attempt To Collect & Return Moon Rocks To Earth, Requiring Several Breakthrough Technologies For China; Chang’e-4 Lander / Rover Mission, Possibly Destined For South Pole Moon, Will Checkout Technologies Needed For Sample Return Mission

Image Credit: CLEP, CNSA