China Created History: Chang’e 4 first rover landed on the other side of the Moon.
Chang’e 4 mission is part of the second phase of China’s lunar program, which includes revolving, landing and returning to the Earth. This is after the success of Chang’e-1, Chang’e-2 and Chang’e-3 missions in 2007, 2010 and 2013.
Beijing: A Chinese lunar rover has achieved success in landing on the other side of the moon on Thursday January 3, 2019, along with that the rover has become the world’s first carrier to reach the moon’s opposing plane from Earth. The success of such a first launch at the global level has given great power to China’s ambitions to become a space superpower.
China’s National Space Administration (CNSA) announced that Chang’e 4 touched the surface on the other side of the moon and sent photos. Lander-Rover Yan reached 177.6 degrees east longitude and 45.5 degrees south longitude on the surface of the Moon, at 10.00 to 26 minutes at local time in the pre-determined landing area.
‘Chang’e 4 ‘was launched from the launch center of Shichang on December 8 through the Long March 3B rocket.
The vehicle landed in the Von Crimson Crater in the South Pole Aitken Basin and its lander sent a picture of the landing site taken from the monitor camera. This is the world’s first picture taken on the opposing side of the Moon. This photo has been published by CNSA.
The official dialogue committee Shinhua said that the Chang’e-4 mission will play an important role in locating the mysterious side of the Moon. The moon mission ‘Chang’e 4 is named after the moon goddess of Chinese mythology.
It is notable that the front part of the Moon is always in front of Earth and there are many flat areas. It is easy to get off, but the surface area on the other side is hilly and quite rugged. For the first time in 1959.
The Soviet Union took the first picture of the surface on the other side of the Moon, but no moon lander or rover could yet land on the confluent surface of the Moon.