With Peter Boys, Peter Coles, Nadia El-Mahmoud, Trudy Seow
China has commenced construction of the rocket and satellite for its first lunar expedition. It has also started testing the launch facility and ground application systems. China is scheduled to send its first satellite to the moon in April 2007 from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern Sichuan Province, in a oneyear lunar mission dubbed : Chang’e Project.