30 November 2020
Chang'e 5 probe is preparing for landing. The lander-ascender combination of the spacecraft separated from its orbiter-returner combination on 30 November at 4:40 h (Beijing Time), according to CNSA.
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Chang'e 5 entered circular orbit 
29 November 2020
Chang'e 5 carried out a 2nd braking maneuver in the evening of 29 November. This changed the elliptical lunar orbit to a 200 km near-circular lunar orbit. On 20:23 BJT, the 3,000 Newton engine fired. Next, the probe will circle the moon for a certain period, then separate into two parts. The orbiter and re-entry capsule will remain in orbit, and the lander-ascender combination will descend toward the Moon's surface. The landing operation is expected in 3 days.
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28 November 2020
Chang'e 5 probe decelerated and entered the lunar orbit at 22:58 BJT on 28 November 2020.
After flying about 112 hours from Earth, the 3,000-Newton-thrust engine on the spacecraft was activated. The engine shut down after about 17 minutes when the lunar probe was 400 km away from the surface of the Moon. The manoeuvre was smooth and successfully accomplished. There will be one more braking maneuver needed within the next 24 h to adjust altitude and orbit inclination before a successful Moon landing. When the time is appropriate, the lander-ascender combination will separate from the orbiter-returner combination, implement a soft landing and carry out automatic sampling as planned.
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27 November 2020
China plans to launch the Gravitational Wave High-energy Electromagnetic Counterpart All-sky Monitor (GECAM) space telescope for research in electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves in December. It will take off from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. The GECAM mission is composed of two small satellites, and it will focus on detecting electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves, high-energy radiation from fast radio bursts, various gamma-ray bursts, and magnetar flares.
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26 November 2020
CNSA has revealed design specifications about the Long March 9. Xu Hongliang, Secretary-General of CNSA, said at the Wenchang International Aviation and Aerospace Forum's opening ceremony on 24 November that the Long March 9 is in the research and development stage and is expected to enter service around 2030. The super-heavy rocket will be 93 m tall, have a lift-off weight of 4,140 t and a thrust power of 5,760 t. Its core stage will be about 10 m in diameter.
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27 November 2020
A base focusing on the utilisation of China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) to better serve the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been established in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The China-ASEAN BDS base is located in the regional capital of Nanning, where a forum on China-ASEAN BDS application scenarios and industrial development was held under the umbrella of the 17th China-ASEAN Expo.
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26 November 2020
Chang'e 5 successfully carried out the 2nd orbital correction on 25 November at 22:06 BJT. Its two 150 N engines fired for 6 sec. Prior to the orbital correction, the lunar probe had traveled for roughly 41 hours in orbit, and was about 270,000 km away from Earth. All of the probe's systems were in good condition.
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Wu Weiren calls for international cooperation for the next phase of lunar exploration