China’s lunar exploration project, Chang’e 5, will return to Earth in the near future with rock and soil samples collected from the surface of the moon.
The European Space Agency will assist the return of Chang’e 5 through the Maspalomas Space Center in the Canary Islands of Spain.
The headquarter reporter interviewed Rafael Sahagon Schwartz, director of the Maspalomas Space Center for this purpose.
He said that China’s lunar exploration program will make a great contribution to the better exploration of the moon for all mankind.
Director Sahagun said that Maspalomas Space Center has cooperated with China National Space Administration for many times. During the return of Chang’e-5 to Earth, Maspalomas Space Center will also continue.
Provide assistance to China National Space Administration.
Rafael Sahagun Schwartz, director of the Maspalomas Space Center: We will once again assume an important job. We will use our 15-meter-diameter antenna to carry out the entry of the Chinese Chang’e-5 probe into the atmosphere. track.
What I want to emphasize is that this tracking is very important, because knowing the exact point of entry of the probe into the atmosphere, you can know the specific position of the probe landing.
The goal of the Chang’e-5 mission is to bring the lunar rocks and soil back to the earth for analysis. At the sampling site, Chang’e-5 did not choose the location where it was once sampled, but opened up a lunar soil that is less affected by weathering.
Locations that have not been collected. Director Sahagun spoke highly of this, saying that the Chinese lunar exploration program will make a great contribution to the better exploration of the moon for all mankind.
Rafael Sahagun Schwartz, Director of Maspalomas Space Center: The lunar samples brought back by the probe can give us a better understanding of the moon and its exact age.
In addition, it is worth mentioning that China will become the third country in the world to bring back samples from the moon.
In addition, Director Sahagun also said that they are fully prepared to welcome the return of Chang’e-5, and highly praised the importance of the rapid development of China’s aerospace technology in recent years to the exploration of space for all mankind.
He said that in the future, Maspalomas Space Center will cooperate more with China National Space Administration.
Rafael Sahagon Schwartz, director of the Maspalomas Space Center: The development of China’s aviation technology is very important. It is worth mentioning that the Maspalomas Space Center will cooperate with the Chinese nation.
The space agency has launched more cooperation. For example, in the global satellite search and rescue system project, the purpose of this plan is to save human lives. We will soon start tracking the Beidou satellite navigation system.