China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Long March 3

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation


Successes: 123 Failures: 6 Pending: 18


Launch Vehicle

Long March 3

Configuration: B
Family: Long March 3


Robotic Exploration

Chang'e 3 is an uncrewed lunar exploration mission consisting of a robotic lander and China's first lunar rover Yutu. The main objective of the mission is to achieve China's first soft landing and roving exploration on the Moon, as well as performing lunar-based astronomical observation and studying lunar topography and geology.

Launch Window

NET: December 1st 2013 - 17:30 UTC

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Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Launch Complex 2 (LC-2), Xichang Satellite Launch Center




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