China Will Launch First Probe to Moon's Far Side Later This Week
Wednesday, 5 December 2018 () Beijing (Sputnik) Dec 05, 2018
On December 8, China's space agency will launch the Chang'e-4 probe, the first to visit the surface of the far side of the moon. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has been setting the stage for a number of remote lunar operations, launching the Queqiao communications satellite to an orbit on the far side of the moon this past May and planning out its new Long March 9 heavy lif
China is about to make space exploration history.
Around 1:30 p.m. EST, the country's space agency is launching a lunar-landing mission to the moon's far side, which is hidden from Earth's view.
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