China's 1st lunar probe Chang'e-1 blasts off
www.chinaview.cn 2007-10-24 17:31:07   Print

Video: China launches its first moon orbiter

China's 1st moon orbiter enters earth orbit  2007-10-24 18:43:44

Chang'e-1 successfully separated from carrier rocket 2007-10-24 18:33:49

Last 10-minute preparation ordered for Chang'e-1 launch  2007-10-24 18:05:27

The circumlunar satellite Chang'e-1 blasted off on a Long March3A carrier rocket at 6:05 p.m., Oct.24 from the No. 3 launching tower in the Xichang Satellite Launch Center of southwestern Sichuan Province.

The circumlunar satellite Chang'e-1 blasted off on a Long March3A carrier rocket at 6:05 p.m., Oct.24 from the No. 3 launching tower in the Xichang Satellite Launch Center of southwestern Sichuan Province.(Xinhua Photo)
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Solar panel of Chang'e-1 probe unfolded as planned

    XICHANG, Sichuan, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's first lunar probe Chang'e-1 has begun to use solar energy for power supply as the solar panel of the orbiter was unfolded as planned, according to the control center. Full story

Chang'e-1 successfully separated from carrier rocket

    XICHANG, Sichuan, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chang'er Chang'e-1 is successfully separated from carrier rocket as planned, the control center said.  Full story

China's first lunar probe Chang'e-1 blasts off

    BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- China launched its first lunar probe on Wednesday, first step into its ambitious three-stage moon mission, marking a new milestone in the country's space exploration history. Full story

Chief scientist: China's lunar orbiter project costs only 1 bln yuan

    XICHANG, Sichuan, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's milestone lunar orbiter project only costs 1 to 1.4 billion yuan (about 133 to 187million U.S. dollars), the same amount as the money used to construct 2 km of subway in Beijing, said Ouyang Ziyuan, chief scientist of the lunar exploration program. Full story

China's lunar orbiter, the story behind "Moon lady" Chang'e

    XICHANG, Sichuan, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's first moon orbiter which is likely to be launched at around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday from a southwest launch center, has been named after "moon lady" Chang'e, a mythical Chinese goddess who flew to the moon.  Full story

Chang'e-1 launch site clears for blastoff 

    BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Testing operators have started leaving the launching tower in the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, where China's first lunar probe Chang'e-1 will blast off at around 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.  Full story

China counting down to launch of its first lunar probe 

    XICHANG, Sichuan Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese press and thousands of tourists have gathered at China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern Sichuan Province to witness the launch of the nation's first moon orbiter, which is scheduled to take place at 6:05 p.m. on Wednesday.  Full story

China's first moon orbiter launch in sight

    XICHANG, Sichuan, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- China is busy preparing for the launch of its first moon orbiter which is likely to take place on Wednesday evening. The rocket is now on the launch pad and all staff are in position at the site. Chinaview.cn will telecast live the launch of the orbiter. Full story

This photo shows a rendering picture of China's lunar orbiter Chang'e I. China is planning to launch its first moon orbiter at around 6 p.m. on Oct. 24 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province.(Xinhua Photo)
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Editor: Yan Zhonghua
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