China’s unmanned lunar probe Chang’e-5, set to be launched around December 2017, will bring lunar soil samples back to Earth. Chang’e-5 will consist of the orbiter, the return vehicle, the ascender and the lander. The orbiter and return vehicle will orbit the moon, while the lander and ascender will land on the moon. After the lander finishes taking samples, the samples will be placed in containers carried by the ascender, which will then dock with the orbiter and the return vehicle. The samples will be transferred to the return vehicle, which will eventually bring them to Earth.

CAS news release, January 5, 2017