Sputnik is live from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in Hainan, China as the Chang'e-5 spaceship is expected to be launched to the moon. Chang'e 5 is planned to gather samples of the moon's soil and bring them back to Earth.
The mission will be launched by a Long March 5 heavy-lift carrier. According to the CASC, the rocket was delivered by sea to Wenchang in late September, after which specialists performed a series of preparations and necessary tests.
The launch vehicle was delivered to the space port's launch pad last week.
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