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2005-12-29 08:20:00

BEIJING -- China's plans to send a spacecraft around the moon have reached a new stage, with the unmanned orbiter and rocket entering production and testing, China's top aerospace official said on Thursday. Luan Enjie, commander of China's "round the moon" project, said the Chang'e 1 Lunar Orbiter and a launch rocket are being assembled and tested, and the launch site and command system are also taking shape, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Luan said the craft is still on schedule...

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2005-06-08 13:25:00

ESA -- Thanks to measurements by the D-CIXS X-ray spectrometer, ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft has made the first ever unambiguous remote-sensing detection of calcium on the Moon. SMART-1 is currently performing the verification and calibration of its instruments, while it runs along its science orbit, reaching 450 kilometres from the Moon at its closest distance. During this calibration phase, which precedes the actual science observations phase, the SMART-1 scientists are getting acquainted with...

2004-11-29 12:00:17

China to accomplish lunar probe program in 13 years: chief lunarscientist BO'AO, Hainan, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- China is now capable of probing the moon and will complete an unmanned lunar probe programin 13 years. These remarks were made by Ouyang Ziyuan, the program's chief scientist, at the ongoing annual conference of China Association of Science and Technology held in Bo'ao, southernmost Hainan Province, on Sunday. There will be no copy of the unmanned lunar probe program, which...

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2004-11-25 08:12:19

UDAIPUR, India (AFP) -- China will launch its lunar orbiter Chang'e 1 to explore the moon's environment and study the thickness of its soil by the end of 2007, according to a senior space official. Sun Huixian, deputy chief engineer at the Center for Space Science and Applied Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said Beijing also has plans to send two more unmanned missions by 2010. "Chang'e 1 is slated to be launched towards the end of 2007 and the dates are not decided," Huixian...


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