Sunday, May 05, 2024

International Cooperation for China's Chang'e-6 Moon Science Mission

International Cooperation for China's Chang'e-6 Moon Science Mission

China's Chang'e-6 science mission to collect samples from the far side of the moon for the first time in human history has been hailed as scientifically important. Guests representing over ten countries and international scientific organizations attended the launch of the Chang'e-6 probe at the Wenchang Space Launch Site in China's southern island province of Hainan on Friday, May 3, 2024. Those gathered said it is hoped the mission will make new discoveries, and lead to greater collaboration in international space exploration.

The Chang'e-6 mission features scientific payloads from France, Italy, Sweden, and Pakistan. The international scientific payloads carried by the Chang'e-6 mission include the French radon gas detector (CNES), the European Space Agency/Swedish ion analyzer, and the Italian laser corner reflector (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), as well as the Pakistani ICUBE-Q cube satellite. The mission will last about 53 days. 

Chang'e-6's pre-selected landing area is located in the southern part of the Apollo basin in the South Pole–Aitken (SPA) basin (43°±2° south latitude, 154°±4° west longitude). The SPA basin is a large impact crater on the far side of the Moon. At roughly 2,500 km (1,600 mi) in diameter and between 6.2 and 8.2 km (3.9–5.1 mi) deep, it is the largest, oldest, and deepest basin recognized on the Moon.

In 2020, Chang'e-5 was the first lunar sample-return mission since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976. The mission made China the third country to return samples from the Moon after the United States and the Soviet Union.

Video Credit: China Global Television Network (CGTN)

Duration: 1 minute, 52 seconds

Release Date: May 5, 2024

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