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Chang'e 6

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Chang'e 6
This is a copy of Chang'e-6 and Chang'e-5. It is a full-scale (copy or) mockup of the full-stack.
Mission typeSurface sample return
COSPAR ID2024-083A
SATCAT no.59627Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration53 days (planned)
34 days, 17 hours, 16 minutes
(in progress)
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass8,200 kg (18,100 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date09:27, May 3, 2024 (2024-05-03T09:27)[2][3]
RocketLong March 5
Launch siteWenchang
Moon lander
Landing siteSouthern edge of Apollo Basin
Template:Lunar coords and quad cat[4]
Chang'e probes

Chang'e 6 is a Chinese spacecraft that left the Earth in May 2024. It has no people on board.

It landed on the Moon, in June.[5] It is on its way back to Earth (as of early June); It has samples from the Moon's surface, onboard.

References[change | change source]

  1. Chang'e 5 and Chang'e 6 Archived 2017-04-03 at the Wayback Machine. Gunter Dirk Krebs, 'Gunter's Space Page'. Accessed on 9 January 2019.
  2. Jones, Andrew (10 January 2024). "China's Chang'e-6 probe arrives at spaceport for first-ever lunar far side sample mission". SpaceNews. Archived from the original on 3 May 2024. Retrieved 10 January 2024.
  3. "Long March 5 - Chang'e 6". nextspaceflight.com. Retrieved May 3, 2024.
  4. "大陸「嫦娥六號」明年5月發射 擬帶回月球背面岩石採樣" (in Traditional Chinese). 聯合報. 2023-04-25. Archived from the original on 2023-04-25. Retrieved 2023-04-25.
  5. https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/zAgnMb/kinesisk-romsonde-har-landet-paa-maanens-bakside. Retrieved 2024-06-02