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China launches Chang'e-4 lunar lander mission
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 11:33 AM ET (1733 GMT)
Long March 3B launch of Change-4 (CASC) China launched its latest mission to the moon December 7. The Long March 3B rocket carrying the Chang'e-4 spacecraft lifted off at 1:23 pm EST Friday (1828 GMT Friday, 2:23 am Beijing time December 8) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, placing the spacecraft on a trajectory to the moon. The spacecraft will enter orbit around the moon with a landing on the far side of the moon expected to take place in early January. If successful, it will be China's second lunar lander and the first mission by any country to land on the lunar farside.


China launches Saudi and other smallsats
Posted: Sun, Dec 16 11:32 AM ET (1732 GMT)
Long March 2D launch, December 2018 (CGWIC) A Chinese rocket launched several small satellites December 7. The Long March 2D rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 0412 GMT (12:12 pm Beijing time), a launch announced with little advance notice. The payload on the launch includes the SaudiSAT-5A and B satellites, Earth observation and technology demonstration spacecraft developed by Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology. Several other Chinese smallsats are also believed to be on the launch.





Monday, January 21
Long March 11 launches with three satellites
NasaSpaceFlight.com — 5:19 am ET (1119 GMT)

Sunday, January 20
Nasa to work with China's space agency on Chang'e-4 lunar research
The Daily Telegraph — 7:23 am ET (1323 GMT)

Saturday, January 19
Red moon rising: China's mission to the far side
Sydney Morning Herald — 8:10 am ET (1410 GMT)
Nasa says it will work with Chinese space agency on lunar landing research
South China Morning Post — 7:57 am ET (1357 GMT)
NASA cooperates with China on moon exploration
Xinhua — 7:46 am ET (1346 GMT)

Friday, January 18

Thursday, January 17
China’s Moon Plants That Sprouted Are Already Dead
Newsweek — 5:11 am ET (1111 GMT)
China's Moon Plants Are Dead
SPACE.com — 4:25 am ET (1025 GMT)

Wednesday, January 16
Seeds Have Sprouted on the Moon for the Very First Time
Popular Mechanics — 2:53 am ET (0853 GMT)

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