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Submission + - Chinese Chang'e-3 lunar rover is on its way to the moon after successful launch (nasaspaceflight.com)

savuporo writes: The Chang'e-3 lunar probe, which includes the Yutu or Jade Rabbit buggy, blasted off on board an enhanced Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 1:30 a.m. (12.30 p.m. EDT).
Landing is expected on December 14, at a landing site called Sinus Iridium (the Bay of Rainbows), a relic of a huge crater 258 km in diameter.
Coverage of the launch was carried live on CCTV, with youtube copies available.

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Chinese Chang'e-3 lunar rover is on its way to the moon after successful launch

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