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Chang'e-5 completes second orbital correction on moon-Earth transfer orbit
SOURCE: CASC     UPDATED: 2020-12-17

China's Chang'e-5 probe completed its second orbital correction on the moon-Earth transfer orbit Wednesday morning, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

The orbital correction was conducted at 9:15 a.m. (Beijing Time) when the two 25N engines on the orbiter-returner combination were operational for about eight seconds.

The CNSA said all systems on the orbiter-returner combination are currently in good condition.

The orbiter-returner combination entered the moon-Earth transfer orbit on Sunday and completed its first orbital correction on Monday.

The orbiter and returner will separate from one another at the appropriate time, according to the CNSA. The returner is expected to land at the Siziwang Banner in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Meanwhile, the preset landing site in Siziwang Banner is ready for the homecoming, the mission's search and retrieval team said Tuesday.