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Long March-3B rocket ready for launch

12-02-2013 01:27 BJT Special Report: Chang’e-3 Lunar Probe |

At China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center, the Long March 3-B rocket now is ready and staff for the moon mission are in place. This time more than 80 percent of the technology and products used by the Chang’e 3 mission are new, so it will be both an exciting and nerve racking process.

Chang’e-3 is expected to land on the moon’s surface in mid-December, and the rover will separate from the lander to explore areas surrounding the landing spot. Data from the moon’s surface will be sent directly back to Earth. A telescope will be installed on the moon during the mission.


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