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China to launch lunar probe early Monday

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:50 PM

China to launch Chang'e-3 lunar probe early Monday


xinhuanet.com said:

XICHANG, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- China will launch the Chang'e-3 lunar probe to the moon at 1:30 a.m. Monday from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, the mission's launching headquarters said here Saturday.

It will be the first time for China to send a spacecraft to soft land on the surface of an extraterrestrial body, where it will conduct surveys on the moon.

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