The device has become the world’s first satellite running on the given halo orbit.
The launch of the Chinese unit “Chang’e-4”, designed to study the back side of the moon, scheduled for December 8, said the Director of Department of international cooperation, Chinese national space administration (CNSA), Xu Yansun.
“We will launch “Chang’e-4” from the Baikonur “Xichang” 8 Dec. And he landed on the moon in January,” said Xu, Yansun.
We will remind, in June 2018, the Chinese satellite-repeater “, Zhuazao” (“the Magpie bridge”) was published in the Lagrange point L2 on the back side of the moon.
The satellite will redirect the signal from “Chang’e-4” on the Ground, as the research probe will not be able to communicate with scientists on the back side of the moon.
Chinese mission “Chang’e” implies three stages: flyby around Earth satellite (“Chang’e-1 and Chang’e-2”), landing on the moon (“Chang’e-3 and Chang’e-4”) and returning from the moon to the Earth (“Chang’e-5 and Chang’e-6”).
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