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China declares Chang’e-4 mission complete success

China declares Chang’e-4 mission complete success

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Jan 2019 4:53 AM GMT

Beijing: China announced on Friday that the Chang’e-4 mission, which realized the first-ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon, was a complete success. With the assistance of the relay satellite Queqiao (Magpie Bridge), the rover Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2) and the lander of the Chang’e-4 probe took photos of each other, reports Xinhua news agency. The scientific instruments aboard the probe worked well and the images taken by the probe and the detection data have been sent back to ground control, said the China National Space Administration (CNSA). At 4.47 p.m. on Friday, the images of the lander and the rover appeared on a large screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre, showing the Chinese national flag on both the lander and the rover with the desolate landscape dotted with craters on the far side of the moon as the background. (IANS)

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