View from launch platform as China's Chang'e-3 mission lifts off
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Chinese mission to Moon launches

1 December 2013 Last updated at 18:53 GMT

China's first lunar rover mission has successfully launched. The Chang'e-3 mission should land on the Moon's northern hemisphere in mid-December.

The Long March 3B rocket contains a payload of a landing module and a six-wheeled robotic rover called Yutu (or Jade Rabbit).