Chang'e 4 - China's Moon Rover Mission


Queqiao orbiter and Chang'e 4 lunar rover are an exploration mission operated by the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
The orbiter will provide communications relay, the lander and rover will carry scientific payloads to study the geophysics of the landing zone.
Mission Facts
Queqiao Orbiter, May 2018
Chang'e Lander/Rover, December 2018
--Rocket: Long March rocket, Chang Zheng 4C
--Launch site: Xichang, Sichuan Province
--Lunar landing: end of 2018, on the far side of the Moon at the Von Karman crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin

 Documents and PowerPoints
Chang'e 4-190115.ppt
Chang'e Mission.ppt

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Chinese Lunar Missions

Wikipedia Links
Chang'e 4
Chang'e 3

Other Links
Leonard David's Chang'e 4


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change-4-relay-cnsa.jpg Earth-Moon L2 relay link. Credit: CNSA

china-moon-change-4-lander.jpg Chang'e-4 Moon lander and rover.

468938main_lro2-large.png Aitken crater, located at 17 S, 173 E, anchors the northern rim of the South Pole-Aitken basin. Credit: NASA/GSFC

Chang'e3-Lander.jpg Chang'e 3, China's first Moon lander (imaged by the Yutu rover)

Chang'e3-Rover.jpg Chang'e 3, Yutu rover (imaged by the lander)

Chang'e-3_LunarLandingSite.jpg Approximate landing site of the Chinese Chang'e 3 lander.

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Change3-Descent-tn.png Chang'e 3 descent onto lunar surface.

RoverDeploy-tn.png Chang'e 3 rover is deployed onto lunar surface.






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