China has announced that the China Chang investigation e-4, which was launched successfully on December 8, entered orbit planned for Sunday morning and is preparing for the first month in the hidden sector of the Moon, Not yet explored, as announced by The Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA, for its acronym in English), the Xinhua news agency reported.
According to the CNSA, China's investigation has entered an elliptical moon orbit with perilunio around 15 kilometers and apolunio around 100 kilometers at 8:55 (Beijing time).
Since Chang 'e-4 entered the lunar orbit on December 12, the ground control center in Beijing cut the probe probe twice and test the communication relationship between probes and satellites Artificial Queqiao relays, which operate in halo orbit around the second L2 Lagrange point of the Earth-Moon system.
Space engineers also examined the imaging instruments and range detectors on the probe to prepare for the landing. For its part, the body specifies that the control center will choose the right time for the investigation to pose on the surface of the moon.
- On December 8, China successfully launched the Chang e e-4 probe on the Long March 3B rocket to explore the hidden sector of Earth's natural satellite. It is estimated that this investigation – named after the goddess of the Moon in Chinese mythology – completed its journey on January 4, while posing in the crater of Von Kármán.
- There he will take measurements and collect rocks that can reveal new details about the unexplored area of our satellite. In addition, it is expected that the depth of the crater allows the study of the crust and mantle of the moon furthest from Earth.
- The next Chinese target is to launch the Chang probe # 5, which will have its mission to bring samples of the Earth Moon.