Chang'e 4 Relay (QueQiao)

The first in a set of two launches for China's lunar exploration mission, Chang'e 4, a Long March 4C rocket will send the Chang'e 4 communications relay satellite to the Earth-Moon L2 Lagrange point. Later in 2018, China is also expected to launch a lander and rover to the Moon.

The launch date is currently targeted for Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 9:00 PM.


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Provider China
Vehicle Long March 4C
Launch Date (UTC) Sunday, May 20, 2018
Launch Time (UTC) 9:00 PM
Location Xichang Satellite Launch Center
China