Chang’E-2

China Launches Moon Mission to Test Key Lunar Sample Return Technologies

China launched a robotic mission to the Moon today (Oct. 23 EDT/Oct. 24 BJT) that will test a slew of…

7 years ago

China’s Chang’e-3 Moon Rover Descends to Lower Orbit Sets Up Historic Soft Landing

All systems appear to be “GO” for the world’s first attempt to soft land a space probe on the Moon…

8 years ago

China’s Maiden Moon Rover Mission Chang’e 3 Achieves Lunar Orbit

China’s maiden moon landing probe successfully entered lunar orbit on Friday, Dec. 6, following Sunday’s (Dec. 1) spectacular blastoff -…

8 years ago

Bazinga: Mysterious Earth Orbiting Asteroid Turns Out to be Space Junk

Can’t find asteroid 2010 QW1 in the Minor Planet Database? No, the “Men in Black” didn’t secretly remove this Earth-orbiting…

8 years ago

‘Space Class’ Among Aims of Chinese Taikonauts Who Left Earth Today

Riding atop a fiery Long March rocket, three taikonauts blasted off from Earth today (June 11) to kick off an…

8 years ago

China Unveils High Resolution Global Moon Map

[/caption] Chinese scientists have assembled the highest resolution map ever created of the entire Moon and unveiled a series of…

10 years ago

Cool Chang’E 2 Videos

Emily Lakdawalla at the Planetary Society blog unearthed some really cool videos taken by the Chinese Chang'E 2 spacecraft at…

11 years ago

First Images From Chang’E 2 Released

[/caption] China’s space agency released the first images taken by the newest lunar orbiter, Chang’E 2. “The relaying back of…

11 years ago

China Launches Second Moon Mission

China successfully launched their second robotic mission, Chang'E-2, to the Moon. A Long March 3C rocket blasted off from Xichang…

11 years ago