The China National Space Administration (CNSA), which has ambitious plans with its space program, has recently registered one of the most successful feats for a space agency. The Chinese Chang’e-4 landed on the far side of the Moon, which is the first spacecraft to do that in the last 50 years. Now, China’s lunar Yutu-2 rover is on the move on the dark side of the Moon.
Earlier this year, CNSA announced the successful landing of the Chang’e-4 spacecraft on the dark side of the Moon. The mission is just one of the many Chinese space probes that would focus on lunar exploration for paving the way for the first Chinese crewed mission to the Moon. In addition to all that, on January 4th, the Chinese space agency also informed the community that the lunar Yutu-2 rover disembarked from the Chang’e-4 lander and is now ready to conduct scientific missions on the far side or our natural satellite.
Chinese Lunar Yutu-2 Rover Is Now On The Move On The Dark Side Of The Moon
The lunar Yutu-2 rover would have the mission to study an ancient impact basin on the Moon to shed more light on the history of the Solar System. Also, the rover would explore the deposits of water ice from the South Pole-Aitken Basin in recent years.
“The mission is certain to yield valuable scientific information. The mission has already been a milestone for the CNSA, being the first to make a soft landing on the Moon and the first mission in history to land on the far side of the lunar surface. China has taken some very big steps in recent years and built up its space program to the point that it is considered a rival to those of Russian and the United States,” reported Matt Williams from the Universe Today.
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