Chang'e-1

Chang'e
(and Queqiao)
series
satellites

Chang'e-3
Chang'e-1Chang'e-3 / Yutu lunar rover

This page contains philatelic information on the Chang'e (and Queqiao1) series satellites. Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the satellites featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

The Chang'e-3 lander included the Yutu lunar rover.

The Chang'e satellites are named after an ancient Chinese Moon goddess. Items showing a Queqiao1 are highlighted in yellow in the table below.

Launch information
(found elsewhere)
Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
Chang'e
(China/PRC)
Chang'e
(China/PRC)
Chang'e (and Queqiao)1
(China/PRC)
Chang'e (on other than Chang'e launch covers)
Queqiao1
(China/PRC)
Queqiao1
(China/PRC)


Below is a list of Chang'e (and Queqiao) series satellite postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Chang'e and Queqiao1 (China/PRC)
BeninUnknown ms (Mi?)MS2 (a-b)2014Chang'e-3 Yutu rover
BeninUnknown fdcMS2 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
BeninUnknown ss (BL none)
Unknown iss [known illegal issue]
SS1
Imperforate SS1
2018"Chang'e-4", Yutu-2 rover, and Queqiao1 relay satellite
Central African RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2022"15th anniv. launch Chang'e-1" (in French text)
Central African RepublicBL2617SS1 (Mi12733)
Central African RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)MS6 (a-f)2023"10th anniv. launch Chang'e-3" (in French text)
Central African RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
China (People's Republic)2113 (Mi2140)1987Chang'e (Moon goddess) flying to the Moon (depicted in stamp and in fdc back text)
China (People's Republic)2113-2115 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC, also back
China (People's Republic)3505a cover (Mi3764 cover)(Multi-color printed) and (brown monochrome) cachet on cover, also back2006(small) Chang'e-1/2 type (in multi-color printed cachet); [#3] (possible) Chang'e-1/2 (in monochrome cachet)
China (People's Republic)3505b cover (Mi3765 cover)(Multi-color printed) and (blue monochrome) cachet on cover, also back
China (People's Republic)3429 ms (Mi3621 ms)On most labels and in (left and center) margins of MS8 (8x 3429 + 8 labels)~2007Chang'e-1
China (People's Republic)3561 ms (Mi3826 ms)On 8 labels and in (upper) margin of MS8 (8x 3561 + 8 labels)2007"China's first Moon probe" (Chang'e-1)
China (People's Republic)3637 (Mi3915)2007Chang'e-1
China (People's Republic)3637 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
China (People's Republic)3637aMS10 (10x 3637)
China (People's Republic)None(Pictorial) cancel2010Moon festival poetry about Chang'e Moon goddess
China (People's Republic)3846A+4008_ms6 (Mi_A4181+4358_ms)On most labels and in (surrounding) margin of MS6 (4x 3846A + 2x 4008 + 6 labels)~2013Chang'e-3
China (People's Republic)3561 ms (Mi3826 ms)On 4 labels and in (left) margin of MS8 (8x 3561 + 8 labels)2013"Chang'e-3" and Yutu rover
China (People's Republic)4155 (Mi4528)Also annotated; one of MS4 (4157a (4154-4157)) (BL195, Mi4527-4530), or from MS16 (4155b (16x 4155))2013Chang'e-1
China (People's Republic)4155 fdcStamp on FDC
China (People's Republic)4157a fdcMS4 on FDC
China (People's Republic)4157c (BL200)MS4 (different), issued in 2014
China (People's Republic)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope2013Chang'e-3 lander
China (People's Republic)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope (different)2013Chang'e-3 lander and Yutu rover
China (People's Republic)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope (different)2013Chang'e-3 orbiting Moon
China (People's Republic)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on stamped envelope (different)2013Chang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)3846A_ms5 (Mi_A4181_ms)On five labels from MS5 (5x 3846A + 5 different labels) [stamp from 2010]2014?Chang'e-5-T1
China (People's Republic)4170a (Mi4545)From strip of 2 (4170 (a-b)) (Mi4545-4546), or from MS16 (4170c (8x (4170 (a-b))))2014Chang'e-3
China (People's Republic)4170b (Mi4546)Yutu rover
China (People's Republic)4170 fdcStrip of 2 and (pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC, also back(As above for stamps)
China (People's Republic)4170a maxiMaxicard of stamp 'a'
China (People's Republic)4170b maxiMaxicard of stamp 'b'
China (People's Republic)4170 folderFront of stamp-and-coin folder
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p00 (BL?)Booklet page 00 (front)2014Chang'e-3 and Yutu rover
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p01 (BL?)Booklet page 01
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p02 (BL?)Booklet page 02
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p03 (BL?)Booklet page 03
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p04 (BL?)Booklet page 04
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p05 (BL?)Booklet page 05
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p06 (BL?)Booklet page 06
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p07 (BL?)Booklet page 07 (MS4 + 4 labels)
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p08 (BL?)Booklet page 08
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p09 (BL?)Booklet page 09 (SS1 and label1)
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p10 (BL?)Booklet page 10
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p11 (BL?)Booklet page 11 (SS1 and label2)
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p12 (BL?)Booklet page 12
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p13 (BL?)Booklet page 13 (SS1 and label3)
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p14 (BL?)Booklet page 14
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p15 (BL?)Booklet page 15 (SS1 and label4)
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p16 (BL?)Booklet page 16
China (People's Republic)Unknown booklet p17 (BL?)Booklet page 17 (back)
China (People's Republic)NonePostcard back2014Chang'e-5-T1 launch
China (People's Republic)NonePostcard back2014Chang'e-5-T1 originally-planned capsule return to Earth
China (People's Republic)None(Multi-color printed) cachet on cover2014Chang'e-3/4 type
China (People's Republic)4300+label (Mi4703+label)From MS12 (4300a (12x 4300 + 12 labels))2015Chang'e-3 Yutu rover
China (People's Republic)4300+label fdcStamp on FDC, also back
China (People's Republic)P910(100 yuan) banknote, also back2015
China (People's Republic)KM2096(10 yuan gold) coin reverse, also obverse2015Also Yutu rover
China (People's Republic)3750+4008+4300 booklet1 p0 (Mi4071+4946+4703 booklet1 p0)p0/front (blue) of booklet, also annotated, and p17/back2018?Chang'e-1/2 and Yutu rover
China (People's Republic)3750+4008+4300 booklet2 p0 (Mi4071+4946+4703 booklet2 p0)p0/front (white) of booklet, also annotated
China (People's Republic)3750+4008+4300 booklet p9-12p9-12 of bookletp9: Chang'e-3 (solar array and part of boxy body visible); p10: Chang'e-3 (in the label and Yutu-1 rover in the Sc4300 stamp); p11: Yutu-1 rover; p12: Chang'e-3 lander (below the stamps), Chang'e-3 lander (in the label), and Yutu-1 rover (in the two Sc4300 stamps)
China (People's Republic)4678 (Mi5149)2019Chang'e-4 lander (in stamp and FDC1 and FDC2 cachets), Yutu-2 rover (in stamp and FDC1 cachet), and Queqiao1 relay satellite (in stamp only)
China (People's Republic)4678 fdc1Stamp and (blue and yellow-orange and brown printed) cachet on FDC
China (People's Republic)4678 fdc2One of five stamps and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
China (People's Republic)4852 (Mi5358)From MS12 (4852a (12x 4852))2021Chang'e-5
Congo RepublicUnknown a (Mi none)One of MS2 (a-b) [known illegal issue]2016"Yutu" rover
DjiboutiUnknown c (Mi none)One of MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]2014"Yutu" rover
DjiboutiUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2023"10th anniv. launch Chang'e-3" (in French text)
DjiboutiUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
GermanyNone(Biberpost) private post2020Chang'e-5
Grenada4170b (Mi7323)One of strip of 2 (4170 (a-b)) (Mi7322-7323), or 10 of MS20 (4170c (10x (a-b)))2016Chang'e-1/2 type, Yutu rover
Grenada Carriacou2864d (Mi4902)One of MS4 (2864 (a-d)) (Mi4899-4902)2013Chang'e (Moon goddess)
Guinea RepublicMi7627A-7632A_ms6
Mi7627B-7632B_ms6
MS6 (Mi7627A-7632A)
Imperforate MS6 (Mi7627B-7632B)
2010"Chang'e-2" (in text on all stamps, image on 2nd stamp only)
Guinea RepublicMi7627A-7632A fdcMS6 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Guinea RepublicBL1841A
BL1841B
SS1
Imperforate SS1
Guinea RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)MS5 (a-e)2023"10th anniv. launch Chang'e-3"
Guinea RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Guinea-BissauUnknown ms (Mi?)MS3 (a-c)2021"Chang'e-5"
Guinea-BissauUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Guinea-BissauUnknown ss (BL?)SS1 (different)
Guinea-BissauUnknown ss (BL?)SS1 (different)
Guinea-BissauUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2023"10th anniv. launch Chang'e-3" (in Portuguese text)
Guinea-BissauUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Hong KongUnknown ms (BL408, Mi2551-2552)MS2 (a-b), also annotated2022Chang'e-1, Chang'e-3 lander, Yutu rover, Chang'e-5 lander and ascender
LiberiaUnknown ms (Mi?)MS6 (a-f)2023"10th anniv. launch Chang'e-3"; also Yutu rover
LiberiaUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
MadagascarUnknown a (Mi none)One of MS4 (a-d) [known illegal issue]2021Chang'e-4 lander
Maldive Islands4020a (Mi7348)One of MS4 (4020 (a-d)) (Mi7348-7351)2018Chang'e-1/2 type (not "China's first X-ray astronomical satellite" (HXMT) in text)
Maldive Islands4027 (BL1135, Mi7352)On stamp of SS12018Chang'e-1/2 type (but "China's first X-ray astronomical satellite" (HXMT) in text)
Maldive IslandsMi8214-8217_ms4MS4 (Mi8214-8217)2019"Chang'e-4 lander", "Chang'e-4 rover", and "Queqiao, Chang'e-4 relay satellite"
Maldive IslandsMi8214-8217_ms4 fdcMS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet (design similar to stamp 'd') on FDC
Maldive IslandsBL1308SS1 (Mi8218)"Chang'e-4 lander", "Chang'e-4 rover", and "Queqiao" communications relay satellite
Maldive IslandsBL1308 fdcSS1 and (multi-color printed) cachet (design similar to stamp 'd') on FDC
MaliUnknown ss (BL none)SS1 [known illegal issue]2019"Chang'e-4", Yutu-2 rover, and Queqiao1 relay satellite [the French word "atterrisage" in the text refers to a landing on Earth (la "Terre"); the correct term for lunar landings is "alunissage"]
MaliUnknown ss (BL none)SS1 (different) [known illegal issue]Chang'e-4 lander and Yutu-2 rover; "Chang'e-4 on the far side of the Moon" (in French text)
MaliUnknown ms (Mi none)MS3 (a-c) [known illegal issue]
MozambiqueMi8819-8822_ms4MS4 (Mi8819-8822)2016"Rover lunar chinÍs Yutu" and "Chang'e-3"
MozambiqueMi8819-8822_ms4 fdcMS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
MozambiqueBL1204SS1
MozambiqueBL1204 fdcSS1 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Niger1326 (Mi2521-2524)Strip of 4 (1326 (a-d)) from MS24 (1326e (6x (1326)))2013Chang'e-3 launch and lander and Yutu rover
Niger1326 fdcStrip of 4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
NigerBL646SS1 (Mi4711)2016"Chang'e-1", "Chang'e-3", and Yutu rover
NigerBL646 fdc1SS1 on FDC
NigerBL646 fdc2SS1 on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsMi8105-8108_ms4MS4 (Mi8105-8108)2019"Chang'e-4", "Yutu-2", and "Queqiao"
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsMi8105-8108_ms4 fdcMS4 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsBL1470SS1
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsBL1470 fdcSS1 and (multi-color printed) cachet on FDC
Sierra LeoneMi14308One of MS6 (Mi14303-14308)2022"Chang'e-5"
SpainNone(Multi-color printed) cachet on (un-canceled) (Spanish Post) stamped envelope (from 2011)2013"Chang'e-2" (extended mission to the asteroid 4179 Toutatis)

1The Chang'e-4 lander and the Yutu-2 rover are on the far side of the Moon and so cannot communicate directly with Earth. The Queqiao relay satellite, in orbit at a location beyond the Moon from which it has a clear view of both the landing site and Earth, receives signals from the lander and rover and relays them to Earth.


Below is a list of Chang'e (and Queqiao) series satellite launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Chang'e (China/PRC)
2007-10-24: Chang'e-1
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Lollini) cachet on coverChang'e-1 launch (DFH-3 and Luna-15/16/18/20 type depicted)
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Lollini) cachet on coverChang'e-1 launch (DFH-3 and Luna-15/16/18/20 type depicted)
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Pictorial) cancel on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on coverChang'e-1 launch; also Chang'e Moon goddess (in printed cachet)
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Pictorial) cancel and (same cancel as) cachet on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2007-10-24??(Pictorial) cancelChang'e-1 launch
Chang'e-1 (events)
China (People's Republic)2007-11-05?(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on coverpreparing for lunar orbit
French Guiana2007-11-05Kourou(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverpreparing for lunar orbit
Gabon2007-11-05Libreville(Lollini) cachet on coverpreparing for lunar orbit
Germany2007-11-05Darmstadt(Blue pictorial) meter and (ESA) cachet on coverfirst tracking by ESOC
China (People's Republic)2007-11-07?(Pictorial) cancel and (multi-color printed) cachet on cover, also backapproaching lunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2007-11-07?(Multi-color printed and green rubber-stamp) cachets on coverapproaching lunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2007-11-07?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverapproaching lunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2007-11-26?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverlunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2007-11-26?(Pictorial) cancel on coverlunar orbit
2010-10-01: Chang'e-2
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Pictorial) cancelChang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Pictorial) cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Pictorial) cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Pictorial) cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Pictorial) cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Pictorial) cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Pictorial) cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Pictorial) cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01?(Pictorial) cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
China (People's Republic)2010-10-01
2010-10-02
?(Pictorial) cancel (different)Chang'e-2 launch
in Earth orbit
Chang'e-2 (events)
China (People's Republic)2010-10-02?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverin Earth orbit
China (People's Republic)2010-10-02?(Pictorial) cancelin Earth orbit
China (People's Republic)2010-10-02?(Pictorial) cancel (different)in Earth orbit
China (People's Republic)2010-10-02?(Pictorial) cancel (different)in Earth orbit
China (People's Republic)2010-10-04?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverleaving Earth orbit
China (People's Republic)2010-10-05?(Pictorial) cancelleaving Earth orbit
China (People's Republic)2010-10-06?(Pictorial) cancelapproaching Moon
China (People's Republic)2010-10-06?(Pictorial) cancel (different)approaching Moon
China (People's Republic)2010-10-09?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverentering lunar orbit
French Guiana2010-10-09Kourou(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverentering lunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2010-10-21?(Multi-color printed) cachet on covertracking by Chinese ships
China (People's Republic)2010-10-26?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverconducting lunar mapping
Gabon2010-11-09Libreville(Lollini) cachet on covertracking by Libreville station
China (People's Republic)2011-06-09?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverdepart lunar orbit for L2 point
2013-12-01: Chang'e-3
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on (un-canceled) cover, also backChang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Multi-color printed and purple rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverChang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Multi-color printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-3 launch
China (People's Republic)2013-12-02?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-3 launch
Chang'e-3 (events)
China (People's Republic)2013-12-05?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on (un-canceled) coveren-route to Moon
China (People's Republic)2013-12-06?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverenters lunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2013-12-14?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverlunar landing
China (People's Republic)2013-12-14?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverlunar landing
China (People's Republic)2013-12-14?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverlunar landing
China (People's Republic)2013-12-14?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverlunar landing
China (People's Republic)2013-12-14?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on (un-canceled) coverlunar landing
China (People's Republic)2013-12-15?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverYutu on Moon
China (People's Republic)2013-12-15?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets on coverYutu on Moon
China (People's Republic)2013-12-15?(Multi-color printed and black rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverYutu on Moon
China (People's Republic)2013-12-15?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverYutu on Moon
China (People's Republic)2014-01-01?(Pictorial) cancel on postal cardYutu on Moon
2014-10-23: Chang'e-5-T1
China (People's Republic)2014-10-24?(Multi-color printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-5-T1 launch
China (People's Republic)2014-10-24?(Multi-color printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverChang'e-5-T1 launch
China (People's Republic)2014-10-24?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-5-T1 launch
Chang'e-5-T1 (events)
China (People's Republic)2014-10-28?(Multi-color printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-5-T1 lunar flyby
China (People's Republic)2014-11-01?(Multi-color printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets on coverChang'e-5-T1 originally-planned capsule return to Earth
China (People's Republic)2014-11-01?(Multi-color printed and red rubber-stamp) cachets (different) on coverChang'e-5-T1 originally-planned capsule return to Earth
China (People's Republic)2014-11-01?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-5-T1 originally-planned capsule return to Earth
2018-12-07: Chang'e-4
China (People's Republic)2018-12-08Mian Ning, Sichuan(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-4 launch
Chang'e-4 (events)
Germany2019-01-03Meter (no location)(Multi-color printed) cachet and private post stamp on coverChang'e-4 lunar landing
United States2019-01-03Washington DC(blank/no) cachet on card, also backChang'e-4 lunar landing
China (People's Republic)2019-01-04?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverYutu-2 rover deployed on lunar surface
United States2019-01-31GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Red Eagle) cachet on coverChang'e-4 lander identified in LRO photo
United States2019-11-05GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Red Eagle) cachet on coverYutu-2 enters dormant period for lunar night after its 11th lunar day
United States2019-12-17GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Red Eagle) cachet on coverYutu-2 breaks the "record for the longest distance traveled on the Moon [by a rover] which was previously held by the Soviet Lunokhod-1 rover"
United States2020-08-24GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Red Eagle) cachet on coverYutu-2 moves toward a high reflectivity basalt area
United States2021-03-22Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on cover"Chang'e-4 lander and rover switched to dormant mode"
2020-11-23: Chang'e-5
United States2020-11-23GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Red Eagle) cachet on coverChang'e-5 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-11-24?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-5 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-11-24?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-5 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-11-24?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-5 launch
China (People's Republic)2020-11-24?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-5 launch
Chang'e-5 (events)
China (People's Republic)2020-11-29?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-5 lunar orbit insertion
China (People's Republic)2020-11-30?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-5 lander separates from orbiter in lunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2020-11-30?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-5 lander separates from orbiter in lunar orbit
China (People's Republic)2020-12-01?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-5 lander lands on Moon
China (People's Republic)2020-12-01?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-5 lander lands on Moon
China (People's Republic)2020-12-02?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-5 lander on Moon
China (People's Republic)2020-12-02?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-5 lander on Moon
China (People's Republic)2020-12-03?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-5 lander gathers lunar samples (using scoop and drill)
China (People's Republic)2020-12-04?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-5 ascender lifts off from Moon, docks with orbiter/return capsule and transfers 1.73 kg of samples to return capsule
China (People's Republic)2020-12-04?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-5 ascender lifts off from Moon, docks with orbiter/return capsule and transfers 1.73 kg of samples to return capsule
China (People's Republic)2020-12-06?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-5 ascender separates from orbiter/return capsule
China (People's Republic)2020-12-13?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-5 orbiter/return capsule enters Moon-Earth transfer orbit
China (People's Republic)2020-12-13?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-5 orbiter/return capsule enters Moon-Earth transfer orbit
China (People's Republic)2020-12-17?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverChang'e-5 return capsule lands and is recovered in Inner Mongolia
China (People's Republic)2020-12-17?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-5 return capsule lands and is recovered in Inner Mongolia
China (People's Republic)2020-12-17?(Multi-color printed) cachet (different) on coverChang'e-5 return capsule lands and is recovered in Inner Mongolia
United States2021-03-15Ft. Irwin CA(Red Eagle) cachet on coverChang'e-5 "extended mission reaches Lagrange point"; (not "Chang'e-5-T1" lunar orbiter as depicted and in text)
Chang'e (on other than Chang'e launch covers)
United States2018-05-20GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Multi-color printed) cachet on Queqiao1 coverChang'e-4 lander and rover
Queqiao1 (China/PRC)
2018-05-20: Queqiao-1
United States2018-05-20GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverQueqiao-1 launch
China (People's Republic)2018-05-21?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverQueqiao-1 launch
Queqiao-1 (events)
China (People's Republic)2018-06-14?(Multi-color printed) cachet on coverQueqiao-1 enters L2 halo orbit

1The Chang'e-4 lander and the Yutu-2 rover are on the far side of the Moon and so cannot communicate directly with Earth. The Queqiao relay satellite, in orbit at a location beyond the Moon from which it has a clear view of both the landing site and Earth, receives signals from the lander and rover and relays them to Earth.


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