China launches relay satellite to explore Moon’s far side

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 XICHANG, May 21, 2018 (BSS/Xinhua) – China launched a relay satellite early Monday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang’e-4 lunar probe that will explore the mysterious far side of Moon.

The satellite, named Queqiao (Magpie Bridge), was carried by a Long March-4C rocket that blasted off at 5:28 a.m. from southwest China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

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