Photo courtesy of China National Space Administration
China News Service, Beijing, November 28 (Guo Chaokai and Duan Xun) The reporter learned from the China National Space Administration that at 20:58 on November 28, Beijing time, the Chang'e-5 probe flew to the moon after about 112 hours, and was in the distance from the moon. The 3000N engine ignition was successfully implemented at about 400 kilometers, and the engine shut down normally after about 17 minutes.
According to real-time telemetry data monitoring and judgment, the Chang'e-5 probe braked normally in the recent month and entered the orbit around the moon smoothly.
Near-moon braking is one of the key orbital controls during the flight of the lunar probe.
When the high-speed probe approaches the moon, it will apply "brake" braking, in order to make its relative speed lower than the moon's escape speed, and thus be captured by the moon's gravity.
The Chang'e-5 probe underwent two orbit corrections during the Earth-Moon transfer process and achieved the expected goal.
In the future, the Chang'e-5 probe will adjust the height and inclination of the orbit around the moon, the lander and ascender assembly will be separated from the orbiter and returner assembly, implement the lunar frontal soft landing, and carry out the lunar surface automatic sampling as planned. .