China is set to become the first nation to explore the multifaceted dimensions, after Chang & # 39; e-4 moon probe entered a planned orbit ahead of its much-anticipated landing on the uncovered part of Earth's satellite.
"The probe has entered an elliptical lunar path, with the peril [closest point] about 15 km and the apolon [maximum distance] at about 100 km," announced China's National Space Administration (CNSA) Sunday. 19659003] On rt.com
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The Chang-4-son, a lander and a rover, was launched on December 8 . It is now up to its ground control to determine "the right time" for the Chinese moon exploration target to make a touchdown on the other side, said the space agency. The probe's descent will be supported by a communications relay satellite, Queqiao, which China deployed in May.
If the landing is successful, China will enter the history books and continue exploring the composition of an uncovered moon zone to learn more about its formation and history. The other side has long fascinated scientists after being photographed by the Soviet space probe Luna 3 in 1959. If this mission turns out to be a success, Beijing plans to land astronauts on the moon by 2030.
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