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Lunar Exploration Program

CASC is responsible for the development and launch of the lunar exploration probes and their launch vehicles for China Lunar Exploration Program. China’s first lunar orbiter Chang’e-1 was successfully launched in 2007, marking the third milestone in China’s space history following the success of China’s first man-made satellite and manned spaceflight. The second lunar orbiter Chang’e-2 was successfully launched in 2010. In 2013, the Chang’e-3 mission realized soft landing and roving survey on the lunar surface for the first time. At present, CASC is deeply advancing the follow-on tasks of China Lunar Exploration Program.

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