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Chang'e-2 Takes Pictures of Sinus Iridum Once Again
    UPDATED: 2011-06-02
BEIJING, June 1 (China Space News) — China's second lunar probe, Chang'e-2, was maneuvered to a lower orbit to take pictures of the moon's Sinus Iridum for a second time, said a designer of the satellite from China Academy of Space Technology.

"After it finishes its six-month mission, Chang'e-2 will take full advantage of the remainder of its fuel and carry out relevant experiments in orbit, including the technological experiment for the soft landing of Chang'e-3," said the designer.

All the sub-systems on the satellite have been working normally and its attitude is stable. The following satellite is expected to perform other experiments to gain more engineering experience for future deep space explorations.