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Chang’e 4 to start scientific detection

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By ITN News Editor January 12, 2019 13:40

Chang’e 4 to start scientific detection

The Chang’e-4 probe will officially start its scientific detection after it completed the first-ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon. With the assistance of the relay satellite Queqiao, the rover Yutu-2¬† and the lander of the Chang’e-4 probe took photos of each other, announced China National Space Administration¬† on Friday.The lander, the rover and the relay satellite are in good condition now and the images taken by the probe and detection data have been sent back to ground control. The detection of far side of the moon will continue, according to the CNSA.So far. ¬†Scientists are expecting more first-hand data from the probe.

Meanwhile,SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches Iridium communications satellitesSpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched Iridium communications satellites, taking off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.The company said it launched 10 satellites, completing the eight-launch Iridium NEXT contract that put 75 satellites in space over a two-year time period.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 12, 2019 13:40
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