The probe, Chang & # 39; e-4, entered an orbit scheduled on Sunday "to prepare for the first soft landing on the other side of the moon," the news agency said , citing the national space administration of China. He did not say when landing would take place.
The moon is closed to Earth, broken at the same speed as our planet orbits, so that the farthest side (or the "dark side") is never visible from Earth. The previous spacecraft have seen the farthest side of the Moon, but none of them have landed. China launched the Chang & # 39; e-4 probe earlier this month, led by a Long March-3B rocket.