MOON PROBE

  • Russia plans to send probe to moon in 2015 January 16, 2013

    Moscow: Russia will resume a longdormant quest to explore the moon by sending an unmanned probe there in 2015, the head of the space agency was quoted as saying on Tuesday. The craft, called LunaGlob, or MoonGlobe, will be carried by the first rocket to blast off from a new...
  • China plans to launch 3rd moon mission next year March 5, 2012

    Beijing: China's third lunar probe, Chang'e3, is expected to be launched next year and it will conduct moon landing and lunar explorations, a top space official has said. Different from the previous two orbiters, Chang'e3 has "legs" to support the spacecraft in landing, Ye Peijian, chief commander of Chang'e3 at...