Here is another mission by which China wants to take a lead to explore the dark side of the moon. On Sunday night, the China National Space Administration launched a satellite for a 280,000, Long March rocket, to the orbit of the moon. By this step, China will become the first ever country to know about the dark and far side of the moon.
As and when the first communication satellite gets entered in the moon’s orbit which named as Queqiao. This satellite will translate the information to Magpie Bridge which is famous in Chinese folktale and is known as the bridge of meeting of two lovers. This happens because the moon rotates around the Earth, the same side of it faces the Earth. This happens because the amount of time which it takes to rotate on its axis is the same to the time which it takes to make a full orbit around the Earth.
Researchers called it as tidal locking which means that the Chang’e-4 lander on the far side of the moon never makes a direct radio contact with the Earth. In relation to this, the lander must rely on the Queqiao communication relay satellite around the orbit of the moon to deliver the message.
This mission from China’s side now gives way to calls in the United States to increase its space warfare abilities. At this Trump’s administration shows an interest in the making of a “space force” on which the Department of Defense is now spending for the training of military for orbital combat.
As the US is found to adopt the defensive approach, the world is now seeing China’s bid to become the space superpower. Other than this, the Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos is working good with the China National Space Administration and have discussed many missions like this.