5 landing sites pre-selected for Chang'e-3 lunar probe

17:05, November 24, 2010      

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An event titled "Science and the Media Dialogue - Lunar Exploration of the Chang'e-2 satellite" was held by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and other units on Nov. 23.

The experts who attend the meeting said the current Chang'e-3, Chang'e-4 lunar probes have entered the prototype development phase, the Sinus Iridum is one of the five proposed landing sites for Chang' e-3.

Yu Dengyun, deputy chief designer of China's lunar exploration project, said that the landing sites selection for the second lunar exploration project should consider scientific, security, monitoring and innovation factors. Of the five new proposed candidate sites, Sinus Iridum is still the first choice.

By Yan Meng, People's Daily Online

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