China has successfully carried out its Chang’e-5 lunar mission, taking samples back from the moon. After the capsule arrived early Thursday, a team from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASIC) entered the landing site to set up a temporary contact center to link to the Beijing headquarters. The team in charge of retrieving China’s lunar samples successfully returned to Inner Mongolia was not only futuristic since it picked up Moon Rocks—its members even wore passive exoskeletons to help trudge through the snow, but the South China Morning Post also reports.
After the success of Chang’e-5 lunar mission, China sent a recovery team whose members wore exoskeletons to set up a temporary communication base to connect with the headquarters of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) located in Beijing.
“I would have been exhausted after walking 20 or 30 meters, but with the help of the exoskeleton, 100 meters or more was not a problem,” one of the team members told SCMP. He was tasked with carrying 110 pounds of gear through the deep snow with temperatures well below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
According to the state-owned Global Times, the exoskeleton suits were worn by two individuals on the search and rescue squad. A Chinese national flag was planted right next to the re-entry capsule. Exoskeleton suits allowed team members to set up emergency communication, searchlight, and power supply systems in the area around the re-entry capsule to ensure quick, secure, and highly effective search and recovery work.
China’s Chang’e-5 returns with lunar ‘treasure trove’
Chang’e-5 nation mission successfully dropped its precious cargo in the center of Inner Mongolia early Thursday morning local time, the first time Moon rocks have been returned to Earth after almost half a century.
Crew members of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASIC) had some tough ground to cover while entering a washing machine-sized capsule. There was a ton of gear to be lugged to the venue, making it a serious effort. The team members got exoskeletons from the Center for the Study of Technology for Increasing Human Mobility, which has a deal with CASIC. The goal of this partnership was to provide the team members with a product that would make it easier for them to operate at high altitudes.
Exoskeleton suits are provided by the Human Motion Improvement Technology Development Center under contract with CASIC. The aim of the partnership was to improve the efficiency of soldiers operating at high altitudes.
One of the operators holding a pack of 50kg (110lb) said that it would have been quickly drained by walking 20 to 30 meters through the frosty terrain to the site if it were not for an iron-like outfit. Overall, they wanted to travel more than 100 meters to reach the Chang’e-5 capsule. The suits themselves weigh about 8.8 pounds and, according to SCMP, will take about ten percent off a load of a person carrying 55 pounds of freight at high altitude.
The GT report revealed that all sorts of exoskeleton suits are developed by laboratories around the world, whether powered or powered, rigid or fluid, low-body only or full-body.
China’s Chang’e-5 mission was successfully accomplished, with Rover carrying samples of dust and stones from the moon to Earth. In almost the last 50 years, this is the first time that specimens have been “brought” from the moon to Earth.