Chang’e 4 spacecraft became the first ever to land on the far side of the moon
- Chinese spacecraft Chang'e 4 became the first ever spacecraft to land on the far side of the moon.
- Chang'e 4 is the name of the Chinese lunar exploration
mission that achieved the first soft-landing on the far side of the Moon, on 3
- It was launched by the China National Space Administration (CNSA)
and this robotic probe landed in the unexplored South Pole-Aitken basin, the
largest, oldest, deepest, crater on the moon’s surface.
- It was launched from
the Earth on 7 December 2018 and it entered Moon’s orbit on 12 December 2018.
- Like its predecessors, the spacecraft is named after Chang'e, the Chinese Moon