Mission Details

Mission Name: Chang’e 4
Mission Type: Lunar Lander
Operator: CNSA (China National Space Administration)
Launching State: China
Location: Precise location unknown or undisclosed.
Latitude: -45.47084
Longitude: 177.60563
Launch Date: 7 December 2018, 18:23 UT
Landing Date: 3 January 2019, 02:26 UT
Objects on or Related to Site:
Chang’e 4 Lander
Yutu-2 Rover
Image Source: National Astronomical Observatories of China

Description

The mission of Chang’e 4 is to explore the far side of the Moon.

Read more:
http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/space-missions/change-4.html

Heritage Consideration

First soft landing on the far side of the Moon. First Earth plant ever to germinate on another celestial body besides Earth.

Object on or Related to Site

Object Name: Chang’e 4 Lander
Cospar: 2018-103A
Norad: N/A
Location: -45.47084,177.60563
Launch Date: 7 December 2018, 18:23 UT
Landing Date: 3 January 2019, 02:26 UT
Deployment: N/A
End Date: 9 October 1967
Function: Lunar exploration.
Image Source: National Astronomical Observatories of China

Description

Chang’e 4 is a Chinese lunar exploration mission that achieved the first soft landing on the far side of the Moon, on 3 January 2019. The mission is the follow-up to Chang’e 3, the first Chinese landing on the Moon. The spacecraft was originally built as a backup for Chang’e 3 and became available after Chang’e 3 landed successfully in 2013.

Object on or Related to Site

Object Name: Yutu-2 Rover
Cospar: 2018-103A
Norad: N/A
Location: Still mobile.
Launch Date: 7 December 2018, 18:23 UTC
Landing Date: 3 January 2019, 02:26 UTC
Deployment: 3 January 2019, 02:26 UTC
End Date: Ongoing
Function: Lunar exploration.
Image Source: National Astronomical Observatories of China

Description

Chang’e-4 (嫦娥四号) and Yutu-2 (玉兔二) are the world’s first lander and rover missions to the Moon’s far side. In December 2018, they landed within the South Pole-Aitken basin, where an ancient lunar impact may have exposed the Moon’s mantle. By studying this region directly, scientists will learn more about the early solar system and Earth. The mission also demonstrates the feasibility of future human and robotic far side missions. Current status: Chang’e-4 and Yutu-2 are conducting science operations. Both vehicles power down during lunar nights — a roughly 2-week period each month — when their location is in darkness.

Read more:
https://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/space-missions/change-4.html

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