The Chinese machine has to land on the undiscovered face of the moon to carry out scientific experiments.
theA Chinese probe Chang & # 39; e-4 is expected to land Thursday on the other side of the moon, very few known scientists, according to Chinese state television.
The vehicle named Chang & # 39; e-4 – named after the goddess of the moon in Chinese mythology – left on a March 3 rocket launched in space on December 8th.
The Chinese machine has to land on the undiscovered face of the moon to carry out scientific experiments, a world first that should strengthen Beijing's space ambition. The moon landing would be scheduled for Thursday at 1 am (Belgian time).
In contrast to the face that is closest to the earth and always opposite, no probe or research module has ever hit the surface on the other side.
It is mountainous and rough, strewn with craters, while the visible face offers many flat surfaces to land.
Only in 1959 did the Soviets take the first photo's of the hidden side.