The takeoff module of the Chang'e-5 probe crashed on the lunar surface

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The takeoff module of the Chang'e-5 probe crashed on the lunar surface

The takeoff module of the Chang'e-5 probe crashed on the lunar surface

The takeoff module of the Chang'e-5 probe of the Chinese lunar mission crashed on the lunar surface, according to Spacenews.com .

This maneuver was made on purpose so as not to pollute the orbit of the Earth satellite with debris. Despite the fact that the device still had fuel, it was decided to break the module.

Meanwhile, the service module, on board of which there is a capsule with lunar soil, will set off in the direction of the Earth on December 12. When it is at a distance of five thousand kilometers above its surface, the capsule will be dropped onto our planet. She is expected to land on December 16 in Inner Mongolia.

Earlier it became known that the “German Post” wants to start sending parcels to the moon in 2021.

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