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Seeing Deeper Into Space
Following the successful launch of the Chang'e 1 satellite in 2007, Chang'e 2 was lifted off by a Long March 3 carrier rocket on October 1, marking the beginning of the second phase of China's lunar probe project
Moon Mission Moving Forward

Named after a mythical goddess who flew to the Moon, Chang'e 2 is the first unmanned spacecraft in China's lunar exploration program to be boosted from the launch site directly to the Earth-Moon transfer orbit, greatly reducing the journey time from that of Chang'e 1, China's first lunar orbiter

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Scientific Instruments Begins Operating
Chang'e 2 Sends First Batch of Data
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Phases of China's Lunar Exploration Program
China's lunar exploration program is divided into three stages: orbiting, landing and recovery
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