Chang’e program

China Reveals Its Lunar Lander Design

China has released artist renditions of the spacecraft and lander module that will send the first taikonauts to the Moon.

6 months ago

China’s Chang’e-7 Will Deploy a Hopper that Jumps into a Crater in Search of Water Ice

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese National Space Administration recently published a study in the journal…

7 months ago

China Will Use Two Rockets to Put Humans on the Moon

At a recent summit, China revealed new details about its first crewed lunar mission scheduled for 2030, including schematics, graphics,…

7 months ago

Three New Astronauts Arrive at the Chinese Space Station, Including the Country's First Civilian

China's Shenzou-16 mission just delivered three taikonauts to the Tiangong space station, performing the most complicated docking maneuver ever attempted

9 months ago

Glass Fibers in Lunar Regolith Could Help Build Structures on the Moon

After analyzing the samples returned by Chang'e-5, a team of Chinese scientists found glass fibers that could be used to…

10 months ago

China is Planning to Land Humans on the Moon by 2030 as Part of its Ambitious Lunar Agenda

Weiren Wu, the Chief Designer of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP), recently announced an ambitious plan to put Chinese…

10 months ago

What’s Next for China’s Lunar Exploration Plans?

China is starting to become a force in space exploration. Its main focal point of lunar exploration has started bearing…

1 year ago

Chinese Spacecraft Dock in Lunar Orbit for Transfer of Moon Samples – Next Stop, Earth!

Two robotic Chinese spacecraft have docked in lunar orbit for the first time ever, in preparation for sending samples from…

3 years ago

China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Blasts Off From the Moon, Bringing Back a Full Load of Samples

For the first time in more than 40 years, a robotic spacecraft has blasted off from the Moon – and…

3 years ago

Take a Look at What China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Is Seeing (and Doing) on the Moon

China's Chang'e-5 robotic moon lander is due to spend only two days collecting samples of lunar rock and soil before…

3 years ago