Chinese Lunar Exploration Program Current Affairs, GK & News

China discovers new type of mineral on Moon

A new type of crystal was discovered by researchers in China from the near side of the Moon. Key facts The newly discovered crystal was named Changesite-(Y) after the Chinese moon goddess Chang’e. This small and transparent crystal was found among the volcanic debris of the near side of the moon. It is more than ..




Chang’e 4 Project

Chang’e 4 is a planned Chinese lunar exploration mission, to be launched in late 2018, that will incorporate an orbiter, a robotic lander and rover.  Chang’e 4 will be China’s second lunar lander and rover. It was built as a backup to Chang’e 3, as Chang’e 2 was to Chang’e 1. Following the successful landing of the Chang’e 3 mission, the configuration of Chang’e 4 will be ..