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NASA`s LADEE sends its first images of moon to Earth

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 14:57

US space agency NASA`s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) has beamed back view of the lunar surface back to Earth for the first time.

China`s second unmanned lunar probe Chang`e 2 travels 70 mn km

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 21:24

Chang`e-2, China`s second unmanned lunar probe, has traveller more than 70 million km into deep space in good condition, making the longest voyage of any Chinese spacecraft till date, said a senior engineer on Friday.

China`s lunar probe observes stars, explores Moon

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 18:52

China`s lunar probe mission, which made the first soft-landing on the Moon since 1976, has collected a large amount of space observation and exploration data, authorities said today.

China plans to launch Chang`e 5 in 2017

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 20:05

China plans to launch lunar probe Chang`e 5 in 2017, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence announced Monday.

China hails its lunar probe mission as complete success

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 02:08

A day after the country finished its first lunar soft landing, both the lander and moon rover were functioning well, said Pei Zhaoyu, spokesperson for China`s lunar probe programme.

Falling debris of China`s Moon rover damages houses

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 11:25

Large pieces of debris from the rocket carrying China`s first Moon rover landed in a village more than a thousand kilometres from the launch site, damaging two houses.

China successfully launches its lunar probe

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 09:45

The launch of China`s lunar probe Chang`e-3 was "successful", the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre announced Monday.

`Exotic minerals` behind China`s obsession with Moon mission

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 21:10

Why is China so fixated on the moon? Well this obsession with the Moon is seemingly because of the moon being a `beautiful` source of minerals and energy, as said by a top Chinese scientist.

China to launch lunar probe in December

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 12:40

China will send an unmanned space probe to the moon along with a rover early next month in what would be the country`s first lunar landing.

China invites people to name spacecraft

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 19:14

China has invited the public to name a spacecraft on board China`s Chang`e-3 lunar probe, expected to be launched by the end of the year, a senior space scientist said Wednesday.

China invites people to name spacecraft

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 19:13

China has invited the public to name a spacecraft on board China`s Chang`e-3 lunar probe, expected to be launched by the end of the year, a senior space scientist said Wednesday.

Moon landing mission to use `secret weapons`

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 21:27

Multiple "secret weapons" will be used on China`s Chang`e-3 lunar probe, scheduled for launch at the end of this year for a moon landing mission, a key scientist has said.