China space probe successfully lands on dark side of the Moon

A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, China’s space agency said, hailing the event as a historic first and a major achievement for the country’s space program. The Chang’e-4 lunar probe, launched in December, made the soft landing at 0226 GMT and transmitted the first-ever close… Read More China space probe successfully lands on dark side of the Moon

China launches first probe to explore dark side of the Moon

China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space program, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The probe, the Chang’e-4, is expected to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the Moon, according to Xinhua. Previous spacecraft have… Read More China launches first probe to explore dark side of the Moon

China launches satellite for exploration of dark side of the Moon

China launched a relay satellite early on Monday designed to establish a communication link between earth and a planned lunar probe that will explore the dark side of the moon, the official Xinhua news agency said. Citing the China National Space Administration, Xinhua said the satellite was launched at 5:28 a.m. (2128 GMT Sunday) on… Read More China launches satellite for exploration of dark side of the Moon