Chang'e 4 (lander and rover)
Long March 3B/E
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Chang’e 4 (lander and rover)
Type: Robotic Exploration
Chang’e 4 is a Chinese lunar exploration mission, incorporating a robotic lander and rover. Chang’e 4 will be China’s second lunar lander and rover. The spacecraft is named after the Chinese Moon goddess. This will be the first mission to attempt soft landing on the far side of the Moon.
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Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China
191 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.