China Launches Rover To Make First Landing On Moon’s Far Side

  • China has launched a rover named Chang’e-4 on December 08, 2018 that is destined to land on the far side of the moon. This is first such rover to go on the far side of moon.
  • The Chang’e-4 lunar probe mission — named after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology — launched on a Long March 3B rocket from the southwestern Xichang launch centre.
  • Chang’e-4 will be the second Chinese probe to land on the moon, following the Yutu (“Jade Rabbit”) rover mission in 2013.