Chang'e-5 orbiter-returner completes orbital maneuver to prepare for return

Source: Xinhua| 2020-12-12 12:50:04|Editor: huaxia

A simulated orbital maneuver is seen through the monitor at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 12, 2020. The orbiter-returner combination of China's Chang'e-5 probe on Saturday completed an orbital maneuver, preparing to leave the lunar orbit for a trajectory that returns it to Earth, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). After about six days in lunar orbit, the orbiter-returner combination completed the maneuver at 9:54 a.m. (Beijing Time), changing from a nearly circular orbit to an elliptical orbit with a perilune altitude of 200 km. (CNSA/Handout via Xinhua)

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