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New Lunar Mission to Test Chang'e-5 Technology
SOURCE: Xinhua     UPDATED: 2014-10-23

BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- China will launch a new lunar mission this week to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe with the ability to return to Earth.

The spacecraft launched this week is expected to reach a location near the moon and return to earth, according to a source with the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense on Wednesday.

It is scheduled to launch between Friday and Sunday.