China Creates History by Making a Historic Landing of the Spacecraft Chang’e 4 on the Other Face of the Moon

In the history of lunar space exploration by human beings, a new landmark is going to be reached. China is going to be the first country that is going to land the lunar probe Chang’e 4 on the other side of the moon’s surface.
According to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) is trying to dock the spacecraft in South Pole Aitken basin, especially in the Von Kármán that is the largest, deepest and oldest crater; yet is hasn’t been explored.
As per the latest reports from China, the lunar probe Chang’e 4 has made a successful touchdown on the other side of the Moon. Basically, this side of the Moon is not visible from the Earth.
During early December, a Chinese robotic Lander and a rover were launched from China and it efficiently landed on Moon’s other part on 3rd January. In a tweet it was mentioned that he touchdown created a momentous technological accomplishment for China; hence, taking up China to an elite category of spacefaring accomplishment. The historic touchdown is a part of China’s Chang’e 4 mission to examine the lunar surface.
During the weekend, the spacecraft entered an oval-shaped path around the moon, drawing as close as 15km (9 miles) from the surface. As per reports, during the early hours of Thursday the probe landed on the Moon.
Previously, the spacecraft have snapped images of the moon’s far side also, but no lander has ever touched down the other surface of the Moon. The reason is simple; it becomes difficult to communicate with robots on the other side of the Moon. Moreover, getting radio signal to the lunar probe that lands on the other side of the Moon without direct view isn’t possible. However, China was ready to deal with this issue.
As messages to Chang’e 4 are being delivered by the Queqiao satellite that is basically a ‘halo orbit’ present on the farther side of the Moon.
The goal of Chang’e 4 is to take accurate assessment of the Moon’s terrain as well as mineral composition.

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