China Sends Relay Satellite To Moon To Prepare For Chang’e 4

Credit: Moon: NASA
BEIJING—China launched a relay satellite for its upcoming Chang’e 4 lunar exploration mission on May 21 local time. The 400 kg (900 lb.) Queqiao satellite, sent to the Earth-Moon L2 point, is needed because the lander of Chang’e 4 will be placed on the far side of the Moon: it will have no line of...
Bradley Perrett

Bradley Perrett covered China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. He is a Mandarin-speaking Australian.

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