The Chinese spacecraft made its first landing on the far side of the moon on Thursday, state media reported.
Lunar explorer Chan # 4 was lowered at 10:26 am, Central China TV reported in a short article at the peak of the noon shows.
The outer side of the Moon faces the Earth and is relatively unexplored. It is also known as the dark side of the moon.
The pioneering landing shows China's growing ambitions as a cosmic force. In 2013, Chang's 3 was the first spacecraft to land on the Luna 24 of the Soviet Union in 1976.
The Chang's "4" carrying the rudder involves the performance of low-frequency radiofunctional observations and the examination of the structure and mineral composition of the terrain.
The Long Marsh 3B rocket, which carried Chan's 4, was pierced on December 8th from the Xichang Satellite Center in southern China.
In May, the downed satellite Queqiao, or Magpie Bridge, named after an ancient Chinese folk story, began to provide communication support between Chang & # 39; e 4 and Earth.
China plans to send its province Chang 5 to the moon next year and return to Earth with samples – it will be done for the first time since 1976.