News agencies are reporting that China's soft lunar lander and rover, Chang'e 3, has passed its final critical reviews and is now proceeding toward launch. Here are three reports (one in English, two in Chinese):
Liu Qinghui, a researcher working at the Shanghai Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (which includes their 65-meter radio telescope), said in the presentation above that Chang'E-3 is scheduled to launch at about 1 am local time on December 2 (~17:00 UTC on December 1).
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