Chang'e 3 & Yutu
Long March 3B
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Chang’e 3 & Yutu
Type: Robotic Exploration
Chang’e 3 is an uncrewed lunar exploration mission consisting of a robotic lander and China’s first lunar rover Yutu. The main objective of the mission is to achieve China’s first soft landing and roving exploration on the Moon, as well as performing lunar-based astronomical observation and studying lunar topography and geology.
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Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China
192 rockets have launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China.
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation – CASC
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: CASC
- Administration: Chairman & President: Lei Fanpei
- Founded: 1999
- Launchers: Long March
- Country: CHN
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.