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China to launch moon probe this week, seeking first lunar rock retrieval since 1970s

Updated : November 22, 2020 10:41 AM IST

The mission will test China's ability to remotely acquire samples from space, ahead of more complex missions.
If successful, the mission will make China only the third country to have retrieved lunar samples, following the United States and the Soviet Union decades ago.
China to launch moon probe this week, seeking first lunar rock retrieval since 1970s

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