China declares Chang’e-4 mission complete success

新华社照片,北京,2019年1月11日 嫦娥四号任务圆满成功 这是玉兔二号巡视器全景相机对嫦娥四号着陆器成像。 1月11日下午,嫦娥四号着陆器与玉兔二号巡视器工作正常,在“鹊桥”中继星支持下顺利完成互拍,地面接收图像清晰完好,中外科学载荷工作正常,探测数据有效下传,搭载科学实验项目顺利开展,达到工程既定目标,标志着嫦娥四号任务圆满成功。至此,中国探月工程取得“五战五捷”。 新华社发(国家航天局供图)

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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