China to launch second lunar probe this weekend

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September 30, 2010 10:50

 
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BEIJING – China's space ambitions are forging ahead with plans to launch the country's second unmanned lunar probe this weekend.

The Chang'e II probe will be shot into space sometime between Friday and Sunday aboard a Long March 3C rocket, state media reported.

Weather conditions at the Xichang launch center in the southwestern province of Sichuan will determine the exact time of launch, reports said.

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