Spacewatch: China's moon lander enters lunar orbit

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Chang’e-4 is second spacecraft in Chinese mission to land on far side of the moon

China’s lunar lander Chang’e-4 has successfully entered orbit around the moon.

After a voyage of 240,000 miles (385,000km) that lasted 110 hours, the spacecraft fired its retrorockets on 12 December while just 80 miles above the lunar surface. This placed it in a stable elliptical orbit, where it will stay until the landing attempt, which is expected next month.

Related: Spacewatch: China readies for part one of mission to far side of the moon

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