SHANGHAI • China's space probe is flooded for the first time on Earth's shady sides of the moon, reported by Xinhua official news yesterday, as an important step forward in the country's space program.
Protest, Chang & # 39; e-4, joined yesterday's planned orbit "to prepare the first floods of the remote part of the moon," Xinhua told the Chinese National Space Administration. He did not say landing would happen.
The moon is locked on Earth, rotating the same rate as the planet's orbit, so that the remote or "dark side" is never visible on the Earth. Old spacecraft have seen the farthest side of the moon, but no one landed.
China Chang & # 39; e-4 probe was launched a month before, through the Long March-3B rocket. He picks up a vehicle for exploring the Earth and the surface of the moon.
Xinhua said the probe entered into a quiet orbital space at 8:55 p.m., where it is located near the 15-kilometer surface of the moon. Chang & # 39; e-4 entered the first 12 orbit into the lunar orbit.
The tasks of Chang's are astronomers observing the moon's crust, analyzing mineral forms and compositions, measuring neutron radiation and neutral atoms to explore the remote environment of the moon.
China intends to have space capacity with Russia and the United States in 2030. He wants to start the construction of the Spanish space next year. However, despite China's insistence on its wishes, they are absolutely peaceful, the US Department of Defense has accused others of avoiding the use of space assets in a crisis.
The center's control center will select a remote probe for the moon, said Xinhua. Its fall relay satellite, Queqiao, or Magpie Bridge is helping.