Wednesday / 7 March 2012

China 2013 Moon Rover

Image Credit: CCTV, CNSA

Chang’e-3 Moon Lander / Rover On Schedule For 2013 Confirms Mission Chief Commander Ye Peijian; 100-Kg Rover Designed To Operate 3 Months On Lunar Surface; Will Include Navigation / Telecommunication Systems For Hazard Avoidance /  Remote Control, Scientific Equipment To Collect & Analyze Moon Samples; China Also Developing Heavy-Thrust Carrier Rocket That Could Propel Human Moon Mission