China’s moon mission to boldly go a step further

China 0 Comment 4

China may achieve a feat never attempted by the US or USSR – landing on the far side of the moon

This time next year, there may be a new world leader in lunar exploration. If all goes according to plan, China will have done something no other space-faring superpower has been able to do: land on the far side of the moon. China is rocketing ahead with its plans for lunar exploration. In 2018, they will launch a pair of missions known collectively as Chang’e 4. It is the fourth mission in a series named after the Chinese moon goddess.

The first component of Chang’e 4 is scheduled to lift off in June. It will be a relay satellite stationed some 60,000km behind the moon and will provide a communications link between Earth and the lunar far side. Once this link is established, it will allow China to send the second part of the mission: a lander to the far side’s surface.

It is reasonable to presume that China will have its own people on the surface early in the 2030s

Related: China: the new space superpower

Continue reading…
Source: china
Link : China’s moon mission to boldly go a step further


Leave a comment


Back to Top