After the first landing on the far side of the moon, China has taken the robot vehicle of the Mission in operation. The “Jadehase 2” rolled in on Thursday evening of the lander “Chang’e 4” and touched to 22.22 clock for the first time, the surface of the moon, the Chinese space Agency CNSA announced on Friday on its website.

On to the earth sent a recording of the vehicle is folded in, see solar cells. Previously, it was driven by a ramp and left with his tires making the first tracks in the loose lunar soil.

China had written hours earlier with the landing of the “Chang’e 4” space travel history. It was the first Time that a probe put on the earth-facing side of the moon. The unmanned probe landed on Aitken crater near the South pole of the moon. In the Chinese state television, the speech was a historic landing and a major technological breakthrough.

The first soft landing on the moon was managed by the Soviet probe “Luna 9” in 1966. In 1959, was shattered “Luna 2” to the moon. In 1969, an American walked on the Astronaut for the first time, the surface of the moon.


Historical landing with obstacles

Chinese experts, the “Change 4 had referred to”Mission before the landing as very demanding. As an obstacle, the friction was lots of communication with the earth, because on the back of the moon there is no direct radio connection can be established. Therefore, the Chinese brought back in may the transmission of satellite “Queqiao” (bridge of magpies) in Position to send signals from the radio shadow.

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are Planned now, among other things, experiments with low radio frequencies. Without the earth’s atmosphere and other disturbances, astronomers can collect in the silence of space better signals in the hope of new insights about the origin of the stars.

in Addition, it has loaded the “Chang’e 4” seed that is to be examined, whether growing vegetables in a closed environment, power of the moon’s surface is at low.

the University of Kiel is involved with a project at the Mission. The researchers want to with a special measurement of the neutron device to explore radiation on the moon so that astronauts can be better protected in the future from radiation exposure.

China’s space vehicles are named according to an ancient legend, according to which the Jadehase “Yutu” on the Moon “Chang’e” is doing on the moon society.


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