The Chang'e 5 Mission is now the fifth lunar exploration mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, and China's first lunar sample-return mission. This was the first lunar sample-return mission conducted in over four decades since the USSR Luna 24 mission in 1976. China is now the third country to return samples from the Moon. It launched on 23rd November 2020, landed on the Moon on 1st December 2020, collected 1,731 kilograms of lunar samples, including from a core of about 1 meter depth, and then returned to Earth, arriving on 16th December 2020.
As part of the Lunar Resources Registry development, it will be reaching out to policy makers, non-government organisations, and thought leaders to determine: