Chang'e 2

Chang'e 2 (simplified Chinese: 嫦娥二号; traditional Chinese: 嫦娥二號; pinyin: Cháng'é Èr Hào) is an un-manned lunar probe scheduled for launch in October 2010.[1] It will be China's second lunar orbiter, part of the first phase of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program.

The probe will conduct research at a 100-kilometer-high moon orbit as a preparation for a soft landing by Chang'e 3.[2]

The probe is similar to Chang'e 1 with some improvements including a better camera with a resolution of 1 meter.

See also

* Exploration of the Moon
* List of future lunar missions
* Robotic exploration of the Moon
* 2010 in spaceflight


1. ^ "China Shows U.S. Delegation Next Spacecraft". Aviation Week. 2009-09-25. Retrieved 2009-09-29.
2. ^ Bodeen, Christopher (27 November 2009). "China to launch second lunar probe next October". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 27 November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009.

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