Artist's impression of SMART-1 Credits: ESA
Sketch of Chang'e 1 Image: NASA (http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/)
October 29, 2007 The Chang’e-1 spacecraft successfully blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre, Sichuan, atop a Long March 3A rocket last week bound for lunar orbit. The launch by the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA), is China’s first step in a program that aims to land robotic explorers on the Moon before 2020.
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