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11. Chang'e 1

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:47:00 CST 2019)

12. Chang'e 1

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:47:00 CST 2019)

13. Chang'e 1

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:47:00 CST 2019)

14. The Planetary Society Congratulates China on Launch of Moon Mission

(Web Page; Tue Sep 24 19:14:00 CDT 2013)

"The Planetary Society congratulates the engineers and scientists of the Chang'e 1 mission on the successful launch of their lunar orbiter spacecraft today," said Louis Friedman, Executive Director of the Society. "We welc...

Description: The Planetary Society congratulates the engineers and scientists of the Chang'e 1 mission on the successful launch of their lunar orbiter spacecraft.

15. Chang'e 3 proceeding toward December 1 launch

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

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): China to launch unmanne...

Description: 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.

16. Chang'e 3 departs for the Moon, with amazing images and video

(Web Page; Tue May 29 05:29:00 CDT 2018)

Last week was a Thanksgiving week to remember, with comet ISON's perihelion passage, the departure of Mars Orbiter Mission, and finally, on Sunday, China's successful launch of what is hoped to be the first lunar lander in 37 years. My a...

Description: On December 1 at 17:30 UTC, Chang'e 3 launched atop a Long March 3B rocket on a direct lunar transfer trajectory. It is scheduled to enter orbit December 6 and land December 14. The rocket was equipped with cameras that recorded thrilling video of the launch and final departure of the probe.

17. Chang'e 3 may launch December 1 with Yutu rover, will not harm LADEE mission

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

Yesterday the Chinese space agency held a press briefing about the Chang'e 3 lunar lander. They announced that the rover has been named Yutu (or "Jade Rabbit," a legendary companion of the goddess Chang'e). Yutu was selected from a list ...

Description: Yesterday the Chinese space agency held a press briefing about the Chang'e 3 lunar lander. They announced that the rover has been named Yutu (or "Jade Rabbit," a legendary companion of the goddess Chang'e). Although it will land during the LADEE mission, it will not harm LADEE's goals -- quite the opposite, in fact.

18. First pictures from Chang'E 2 released

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

The following was sent to the Lunar Listserv by Yong-Chun Zheng, an associate professor at the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences. I thought it provided useful information and a perspective from within China...

Description: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao announced the success of Chang'E-2 lunar mission on Monday. Yong-Chun Zheng, an associate professor at the National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, presents the mission's first released pictures.

19. The Year in Pictures 2007

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:10:00 CDT 2012)

It's been a great year in planetary exploration, so it was tough to make decisions for my annual "Year in Pictures" feature. I wanted to feature as many of the 20 currently active missions as I could, but also show pictures that were pr...

Description: The Year in Pictures 2007

20. Chang'e 3 launches toward the Moon

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:45:00 CST 2019)

Many more spectacular photos are available here.

Description: At 1:30 a.m. on December 2 local time at the Xichuan launch site in China, a Long March 3B rocket lifted off with Chang'e 2 for the Moon.

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