On Jan. 3, the Chang'e 4 spacecraft, which includes a rover, performed a soft landing in the moon's Von Karman crater. 3, the Chang'e-4 touched down in the South-Pole Aitken Basin.
In this photo provided on January 3, 2019, by the China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, an image taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe after its landing. That is why the special relay satellite, named Queqiao, will be responsible for transmitting signals between the Earth station, and the Chang'e-4 lander and rover. We have mastered the technology to land on the far side of the Moon, and the landing technology itself and also the data-reading technology.
At 100 meters above the surface, it hovered to identify smaller obstacles and measure the slopes on the lunar surface, Wu said.
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China's space agency has posted the first photo of its Chang'e 4 lunar rover on the far side of the moon after its groundbreaking touchdown on Thursday.
The China National Space Administration said the spacecraft landed on the previously unexplored area at 10.26am, with official reports coming in via the country's state-run Xinhua News Agency at noon. Because the moon circles the earth every 27.3 days in a synchronous rotation the side of the moon where Chang'e 4 landed remains facing away from earth.
The US is the only other country to have made successful moon landings in the past - including the most famous of all in 1969 when Neil Armstrong took his famous steps onto the moon's surface.
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China's mission is to learn more about the little-understood region of the moon, as well as to compete with the U.S. and Russian Federation as a powerhouse of space exploration.
Pink Floyd isn't the only one singing about the dark side of the moon now-China is too.
A model of the moon lander for China's Chang'e 4 lunar probe is displayed at the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition or Zhuhai Airshow in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China. The first man-made object to hit the far side was NASA's Ranger 4 craft in 1964, which crashed after a system failure.
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