China Plans To Launch Chang'e 5 In 2017

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China Plans To Launch Chang'e 5 In 2017

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China plans to launch lunar probe Chang'e 5 in 2017, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence announced Monday. "The development of Chang'e 5 is proceeding smoothly," the administration's spokesman Wu Zhijian said at a press conference. The just-concluded Chang'e 3 mission marked completion of the second phase of the country's lunar program, which includes orbiting, landing, and returning to Earth, reports Xinhua. As the back-up probe of the Chang'e 3, Chang'e 4 will be adapted to verify technologies for Chang'e 5, according to Wu.

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