The Chinese moon probe, Chang’e 4 has been exposed to Jadehase 2. Twelve hours after landing on the erdabgewandte side of the moon, the robotic vehicle was driven around 22.22 hours (local time) on a ramp to the moon ground, said the Chinese space Agency CNSA.

On a to the earth sent a recording of the vehicle is folded in, see solar cells. Before it left with its tires, the first traces in the lunar soil. The Jadehase has six individually-driven wheels and can travel up to 200 meters in the hour. The vehicle can travel inclines of up to 20 degrees up and obstacles of up to 20 centimeters in size to overcome. The surface at the landing was fairly soft, said Shen Zhenrong, who designed the vehicle. “This is similar to when you go out in the snow,” he told state television.

“that’s One small step for the Rover, but a great leap for the Chinese Nation,” said chief designer Wu Weiren in allusion to the US-astronauts Neil Armstrong, who had entered almost 50 years ago, the first man on the moon with the words: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

China’s to the Soviet Union and the USA the third country that has sent a probe to the moon, but the first, this is managed on the far side of the celestial body. This is still being researched relatively little. 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.

Chang’e-4 probe lands first on the far side of the moon, Chang’e 4 is arrived on the far side of the moon. The Chinese probe is intended to explore the Geology and biology experiments. © Photo: Xinhua/Reuters landing on the far side of the moon is technically demanding

A landing on the far side of the moon is considered to be technically demanding, since there is no direct radio connection to the earth can be made. Therefore, the Chinese brought in may 2018 the relay satellite Queqiao (English: bridge of magpies) in Position to send signals from the radio shadow.

among other things, experiments with low radio frequencies are Planned now. Without the earth’s atmosphere and other disturbances, astronomers can field in All of better signals, in the hope of new insights about the origin of the stars. In addition, Chang’e 4 has been loaded seed, 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 be with a special measuring neutron radiation device to explore on the moon so that astronauts can be better protected in the future from radiation exposure.


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