Yantai-made fiber material lands on the moon

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2020-12-10

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Chang'e 5 robotic probe plants China's national flag on moon's surface. [Photo/CNSA]

A small national flag was mounted on the multi-module probe's lander and was erected before the Chang'e 5's ascender lifted itself into lunar orbit.

The Chang'e 5 robotic probe has become China's first spacecraft to bring the country's national flag to an extraterrestrial body.

The national flag is made of a new type of composite aramid fiber material developed by Yantai Tayho Advanced Materials Co.

The material can resist the strong cosmic radiation and the extreme temperatures on the moon, preventing the flag from fading and allowing it to retain its shape in such a harsh environment.


Yantai Tayho Advanced Materials Co is founded in 1993 in Yantai, Shandong province. [Photo/sdchina.com]

The company, located in Yantai, Shandong province, developed the high-performance aramid series with independent intellectual property rights in 2004, becoming a pioneer in China's aramid industry.

The material can be used in aerospace, modern transportation, safety protection and other fields.