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Moon probe to blast off in 3 years
Picture taken on April 18, 2004 show a Long March II C carrier rocket launching from the Xichang Space Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The rocket is carrying two satellites are called "Experiment I" and "Naxing I" for scientific purpose, including flight demonstration for developing small-sized satellites and observation of the earth. (Xinhua )
UPDATED 13:41, May 01, 2004
Experts elaborate on China's lunar probing program
China's lunar probing program formally started when the project was approved by the state in January 2004, marking a significant step forward in the country's deep space exploration. At the invitation of People's Daily, three experts in this field wrote a special article to make an overall introduction to the national moon probing project.
China's space transportation system and moon probe timetable
China will take three steps to develop its space transportation system. For the first step, the existing carrier rocket will be improved. Second, a new generation of carrier rockets will be developed. And thirdly, an innovative space transportation system will be in place to meet the needs of China's space technology strategy and strengthen China's space power.
China launches two new satellites
China successfully sent two new satellites into space early Monday with a Long March II C carrier rocket. The rocket was launched at 11:59 p.m. Sunday at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center based in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
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