10 years since its launch, NASA lunar orbiter remains crucial for moon landings
Scientists marked the 10th anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter on Tuesday, celebrating a mission that has greatly outlived its original one-year design life and continues taking high-resolution pictures to help U.S. companies and international space agencies select destinations for moon landers.
NASA orbiter spots Chinese lander on the moon
China releases more images from far side of the moon
Chinese rover begins exploring far side of the moon
China launches historic mission to land on far side of the moon
Chinese data relay satellite nears post over far side of the moon
A Chinese communications satellite carrying a Dutch radio astronomy instrument launched last month is expected to maneuver into position around a gravitationally-neutral point beyond the moon in the coming days, ready to relay telemetry and data between Earth and the Chang’e 4 lander set to attempt the first landing on lunar far side late this year.