As planned, the capsule with lunar samples inside will be transported to Beijing by air and opened there.
In Beijing, CNSA will transfer the lunar materials to the Lunar Sample Laboratory at the National Astronomical Observatory (NAO) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which has been built specially for its storage, processing and analysis.
The lab has special facilities that will prevent the sample from being contaminated by the atmosphere and water on Earth.
Scientists at the lab will first unpack, sort out and store the materials. They will then start long-term studies following strict scientific procedures, including analyzing its mineralogical and chemical composition.
China will make some of the samples available to scientists in other countries, Pei Zhaoyu, deputy director of the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of CNSA, has said.
Some of the samples will also be set aside for public display, according to Li Chunlai, deputy chief designer of the Chang'e-5 mission.
Chinese President Xi Jinping lauded the success of the Chang'e-5 mission in a congratulatory letter to all those who contributed to the historic achievement.
He called the mission China's most complicated space project and the success of the mission another major achievement in overcoming difficulties by giving full play to the advantages of the new nationwide system.
It marks a great step forward in China's space industry and will contribute to deepening the understanding of the origin of the moon and the evolution history of the solar system, Xi noted.
The Chang'e-5 mission, which includes a lander, an ascender, an orbiter and a returner, was launched on November 24.
Its lander-ascender combination successfully landed on the near side of the moon on December 1, and, after 19-hour efforts, collected samples from both the lunar surface and beneath the following day.