February 24, 2024

China plans to send two test satellites into lunar orbit

Beijing: Cairopost, MENA

China plans to send two test satellites into lunar orbit in order to develop lunar-to-Earth communication.

The two satellites, which weigh 61 kg and 15 kg, respectively, will orbit in formation around the moon to test the safety of new technologies, such as navigation measurement and signal transmission systems, according to a press release released on Sunday by the China Deep Space Exploration Laboratory. high dependability.

In addition to the “Xue Qiao-2” satellite being launched to relay communications between the Earth and the far side of the Moon, he said, two other satellites would be placed into the transfer orbit between the Earth and the Moon. Following a halt close to the Moon, the two satellites will move into an elliptical lunar orbit.

On one hand, the “Xueqiao-2” satellite will act as a communications relay platform for the “Chang’e-4,” “Chang’e-6,” “Chang’e-7,” and “Chang’e” missions during the fourth phase of the Chinese lunar exploration program. -8″.

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