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China on the far side of the moon

A Chinese spacecraft has made its first ever on the way to the far side of the moon. A rocket of the type "Long March 3B" was launched on Friday evening (CET)

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China on the far side of the moon

A Chinese spacecraft has made its first ever on the way to the far side of the moon. A rocket of the type "Long March 3B" was launched on Friday evening (CET) with the lunar probe "Chang'e 4".

This was reported by the state news Agency Xinhua. The launch site of the space station Xichang in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan. In the case of a successful course of the Mission, China will be the first space-faring nation that could be a landing on the far side of the moon.

The world premiere is part of Beijing's ambitious space program. The spacecraft of the Chinese lunar program named after moon goddess Chang'e from Chinese mythology.

when "Chang'e 4" on the moon should be based, first of all, different information. The state-run newspaper "China Daily" said on Friday of a "multi-week" trip. In other Reports, the talk was of 27 days to landing.

explorations with robots

As a country of course the state media called the Aitken crater, which was named in 1970 after the American astronomer Robert Grant Aitken. After the arrival of a Packed robotic car to examine the ground and the structures around the landing point. The vehicle is equipped with a panoramic camera and measuring devices.

in Addition, it has loaded the "Chang'e 4" seed that is to be examined, whether growing vegetables in a closed environment, power of the moon's surface is at low. Communication with the Lander is complicated, since the back side of the moon is located in the radio shadow of the earth. to solve

this is a Problem, China was brought in may, a transmission satellite in the orbit of the moon, to serve as a Relay Station.

The front side of the moon has been already visited more frequently: The USA between 1969 and 1972, twelve astronauts on the moon. In 1976, the Soviet probe "Luna 24 landed" on the moon, up to 2013, "Chang'e 3" the first Tempobet Chinese moon probe followed. The back side of the moon is not dark, but gets over the month, as many sun rays as the front (sda)

Created: 07.12.2018, 21:44 Uhr

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