China prepares to launch Long March-5 rocket for Chang'e-5 mission

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-18 10:45:48|Editor: huaxia

Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2020 shows the Long March-5 Y5 rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

WENCHANG, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- The fifth Long March-5 rocket, to be used to launch China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe, was vertically transported to the launching area at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on Tuesday. The carrier rocket is planned to be launched in late November, according to the China National Space Administration.

Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2020 shows the Long March-5 Y5 rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2020 shows the Long March-5 Y5 rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2020 shows the Long March-5 Y5 rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2020 shows the Long March-5 Y5 rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2020 shows the Long March-5 Y5 rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Staff members pose for a photo with their family at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province, Nov. 17, 2020. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2020 shows the Long March-5 Y5 rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2020 shows the Long March-5 Y5 rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2020 shows the Long March-5 Y5 rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2020 shows the Long March-5 Y5 rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2020 shows the Long March-5 Y5 rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

Photo taken on Nov. 17, 2020 shows the Long March-5 Y5 rocket at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Guo Cheng)

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