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News Archive / Tagged: Chang’e

  • Chinese Chang’e-4 to be the first probe to land on the Moon’s far side

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 17th, 2015

    After becoming the third country to land a probe on the Moon, China has gained an appetite for lunar firsts. The Chinese government has started the development of the Chang'e-4 mission – the successor of Chang'e-3, which successfully landed on the lunar surface in December 2013.

  • Destination Moon: Chang’e 3 conducts historic soft-landing on the Moon

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 14th, 2013

    In what could be considered a historic day for spaceflight, the Chinese Chang’e 3 lunar lander carrying the Yutu rover onboard, successfully soft-landed on the Moon today, at 8:11 a.m. EST (1311 GMT), within Sinus Iridum, or the “Bay of Rainbows.” This feat represents a historic achievement for China, which became just the third nation […]

  • Chang’e 3 soars to the Moon, following impressive night-time launch

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 1st, 2013

    Staying true to the nature of its mythological namesake, the Moon-bound Chinese lander Chang’e 3 thundered into the skies at 17:30 GMT today above the Xichang Satellite Launch Center located in mainland China atop a Long March 3B launch vehicle. Chang’e 3’s historic launch, which was carried live by China’s state television, is of double […]