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China's second moon orbiter Chang'e-2 goes to outer space

English.news.cn   2011-06-09 19:13:04 FeedbackPrintRSS

BEIJING, June 9 (Xinhua) -- China's second moon orbiter Chang'e-2 on Thursday set off from its moon orbit for outer space about 1.5 million km away from the earth, Chinese scientists said Thursday.

The orbiter left its moon orbit at 5:10 p.m. and it will take about 85 days for the orbiter to reach outer space, according to the State Administration of Science,Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND).

The orbiter had fin