20 January 2020
The next mission in China's lunar exploration program - Chang'e 5 will land a probe on an area never reached by astronauts or spacecraft and is expected to bring back at least 1 kilogram of samples, Peng Jing, deputy chief designer of the Chang'e 5 probe at the China Academy of Space Technology, said. Chang'e 5 is scheduled to be launched atop a Long March 5 carrier rocket in the fourth quarter of this year. It will land on the northwestern part of the Oceanus Procellarum, a vast lunar mare on the western edge of the moon's near side, after flying for dozens of days.
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