China to Make First Landing on Far Side of Moon in 2018

Many rely on this mission to clarify something NASA has been hiding for decades. Others say that the chinese government is along the secret keeping. One way or another, China will make it’s first landing on far side of Moon in 2018 .

If successful, the country will become first nation to land a spacecraft on a lunar hemisphere invisible from the Earth.

The mission will study dust features and its formation mechanism, perform in-situ measurement of lunar surface residual magnetism and study its interaction with solar wind. The far side of the moon has a clean electromagnetic environment, which provides an ideal field for low frequency radio study, according to Zou Yongliao from the moon exploration department under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The country is also developing the Chang’e-5 lunar probe to finish the last chapter in China’s three-step moon exploration program, consisting of orbiting, landing and return. The mission is expected to achieve several breakthroughs, including automatic sampling, ascending from the moon without a launch site and an unmanned docking above the lunar surface. Chang’e-5 will be launched around 2017.

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