Chang'e-5 orbiter-returner tweaks its direction in the orbit. /CNSA
The orbiter-returner combination of China's Chang'e-5 probe successfully carried out its orbital correction on Monday, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
At 11:13 a.m. BJT, the orbiter-returner fired two of the engines in order to tweak its direction in the orbit. The whole process lasted for about 28 seconds, the CNSA wrote in a statement.
The combination on Sunday completed its second moon-Earth transfer injection maneuver and entered the moon-Earth transfer orbit.
Carrying lunar samples, the returner will separate from the orbiter and go back to Earth alone.
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