China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Long March 4

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation


Successes: 123 Failures: 6 Pending: 18


Launch Vehicle

Long March 4

Configuration: C
Family: Long March 4


Planetary Science

Chang'e 4 is a Chinese lunar exploration mission that will incorporate an orbiter, a robotic lander and rover. The orbiter serves as a communications relay satellite. It will be placed into a halo orbit around the Earth-Moon L2 Lagrange point and is planned to support further missions to the far side of the Moon.

Launch Window

NET: May 20th 2018 - 21:28 UTC

Launch Window

Open: May 20th 2018 - 21:25 UTC

Close: May 20th 2018 - 23:10 UTC

Watch the Launch

Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ), Xichang Satellite Launch Center