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Chang'e 4 (lander and rover)

Long March 3B/E

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Chang’e 4 (lander and rover)

  • Type: Robotic Exploration
  • Orbit: Lunar Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $70,000,000

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.

Location


Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) has witnessed the launch of 108 rockets, including 108 orbital launch attempts, while Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 201 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2)

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 3B/E

The Long March 3B / E (G2) (CZ-3B / E) is one of the most successful medium-range launchers and the strongest variant of the CZ-3 series.
It was specially developed for the transport of heavy communications satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit.

The additional designation “E” stands for a higher payload fairing, stretched boosters and extended fuel tanks at the first stage, over the CZ-3B.

Long March 3B/E

Agency


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

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.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
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