Chang'e 4

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Chang'e 4
Mission type Lander, Lunar rover
Operator CNSA
Mission duration 12 months
Start of mission
Launch date Circa 2015
Lunar rover
Landing date Circa 2015

Chinese Lunar Exploration Program
← Chang'e 3 Chang'e 5

Chang'e 4 will be a Chinese lunar exploration mission, incorporating a robotic lander and rover. Chang'e 4 will be China's second lunar lander and rover, and 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 adjusted to test equipment in advance of Chang'e 5.[1]

The mission is scheduled for launch in 2015 as part of the second phase of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program.[2][3]


  1. ^ "China Celebrates Lunar Probe and Announces Return Plans". New York Times. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ouyang Ziyuan portrayed Chang E project follow-up blueprint". Science Times. 2011-12-09. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "China's Moon rover awake but immobile". Nature Publishing Group. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 25 March 2014.