A Chinese spacecraft landed on the lunar surface with the aim of bringing rock samples from the moon to Earth. The Chinese government gave this information. This is the first expedition to collect samples from the Moon since 1970.
The National Space Administration of China stated that the ‘Change-5’ spacecraft successfully landed at the designated place shortly after 11 pm (GMT 3 pm). The lander was launched from Hainan Island on 24 November.
The lander sent to the moon will collect 2 kg of rock and dust samples from the surface in 2 days. After this, the samples will be sent into orbit and from there these samples will be brought to Earth via ‘return capsules’.
According to the plan, the spacecraft will land in Mongolia by the middle of the month. If this campaign is successful, it will be the first successful campaign to collect fresh rock samples from the Moon since 1970.