With Chang’e 4, China is all set to land its probe on the dark side of the moon for the first time in humanity
The CNSA(China National Space Administration) is the official space agency of China, which is responsible for all the space related research and development carried out by China. The CNSA came into existence on April 22, 1993. It has made some remarkable achievements with another one on its way.
When we talk about a lunar program, it simply means a program related to the moon. You may have not noticed but only one side of the moon is always visible to us i.e. the patchy & rough side. It is known that the other side of the moon is smoother and has no patches on it. But why is that?
Actually, there are different theories regarding the dark side of the moon but we cannot be sure until one explores and studies it. No one knows what we may find on the other side of the moon. Therefore, China has decided to launch a space probe named Chang’e 4 which will land on the dark side of the moon.
What will be the role of Chang’e 4 on Moon?
Surprisingly, the Chang’e 4 will carry silk worm eggs, some plants and few other things to carry out an experiment. This will be the first time when silk worm or any other insect eggs will be taken to the moon. One of the primary reasons of doing this is to check if an ecosystem can be established on moon. Also, the probe will conduct various experiments and collect the data.
The probe was launched on a Long March 3B rocket which has a carrying capacity of 11,500 kilograms. According to CNSA, the landing of probe will take place between January 1 and 3. Therefore, if China succeeds in this mission, it will become a remarkable achievement for both China and humanity.