The Peoples Republic of China will start the device “ CHane - 3 “ for Moon research in 2013
China will start a research vehicle “ CHane - 3 “ for Moon studying. On it informs ITAR - TASS referring to the Government of a defensive science, technics and the industry China.
It is expected that start “ CHane - 3 “ will occur in second half of 2013. Thus, the Peoples Republic of China will start realisation of the second stage of the program on studying of the natural companion of the Earth that includes a device exit into a lunar orbit, a landing on a surface of the Moon and returning back.
At the first stage in 2007 device start " has been carried successfully out; CHane - 1 “ which has worked in an orbit of the Moon of 16 months. The three-dimensional card of its surface with the high permission has been as a result made. In 2010 to this heavenly body the second research vehicle for photographing of areas has been sent, in one of which should land “ CHane - 3 “.
In 2017 during the third stage of the program to the unique natural companion of the Earth the Peoples Republic of China will direct one more device which primary goal delivery it will be exemplary lunar breeds.