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02/12/2013 Chinese Moon probe

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Launch of Chinese Chang'e 3 Lunar Exploration Rover on Long March 3B

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Chang'E 3 landing on the Moon in full HD video

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Chang'E 3 landing on the Moon in full HD video

China launched the Chang'e-3 probe. It was carrying the Yutu lunar rower. Chang'e is Chinese Moon goddess, Yutu is the mythological jade rabbit that lives on the Moon. Main scientific objectives of the mission were topography and geology survey and measuring lunar surface composition. The probe was supposed to test the soft-landing technology.
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    • Essentials 

    • Overview 

    • History 

    • Objectives 

    • Mission profile 

    • Monitoring by other lunar missions 

    • Status