Research agency Chang & # 39; e-4 entered the planned orbit on Sunday, “to prepare for the first ever soft landing at the far end of the moon,” the news agency reported referring to the national space administration of China. It was not said when the landing will occur.
The moon is tidal attached to the Earth and rotates at the same speed as on our planet, so the reverse side – or the "dark side" – is never visible from Earth. Previous spacecraft had seen the opposite side of the moon, but no one landed on it. Earlier this month, China launched the Chang'e-4 probe on the Long March-3B launch vehicle.