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Chinaâ€™s State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense will be taking contributions from qualified institutions, such as universities, to help build the nationâ€™s first lunar probe, which is expected to land on the moon by 2012, according to the Guangming Daily newspaper.
The first joint Chinese-Russian mission to Mars is set to take off in October and reach the red planet in August 2010, an exploration project designer said.
On Sunday, China broadcast greetings and two Taiwanese songs from its first moon probe. The broadcasts celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival when Chinese families come together to enjoy the vivid autumn moon.
Chang'e 1, China's first lunar probe satellite, will be tested Sunday when the moon creates a partial eclipse of the sun, officials say.
China to release 700 hours of Chang'e-1 data BEIJING, Aug.
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.
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.