27 September 2017
The unsuccessful launch of China's latest heavy-lift carrier rocket has led to the delay in several major spacecraft missions, whose cause is expected to be released at the end of the year, according to Tian Yulong, Secretary General of the China National Space Administration, who spoke at a press conference during the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia. The launch of the lunar probe Chang'e 5, which was scheduled to be sent in the second half of 2017 to retrieve lunar samples, and Chang'e 4, which was due to be launched in 2018 to land on the far side of the moon, will be rescheduled at the end of the year, Tian said and added that the construction of China's space station will also be affected, as the launch of the core module "Tianhe 1" has been moved to 2019.
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