A few months ago, China opened a second race for space that has the moon as its primary operation. Just over a month ago, the Chang & # 39; s 4 probe began studying the hidden land where it was located. But the astronauts in that country also have, in orbit, the Longjang-2 device, which captured an impressive image of the "natural side" of the natural satellite, where you see the earth in the background.
The snapshot was taken with a camera connected for a ham radio transceiver aboard the Longjiang 2 satellite, in orbit around the moon and transferred to the ground. There she was received with the Dwingeloo telescope in Holland.
According to a statement from the observatory, the image represents end of several sessions of observation in the last few months when Dwingeloo was used in conjunction with the Chinese team of Harbin University of Technology, producer of radio transceiver.
The mechanism was designed to allow radio amateurs to transmit downlink telemetry and relay messages through a satellite in the moon circuit, and order it to take downlink images.
The Longjiang-2 satellite entered the lunar orbit in June 2018 and was launched along with the Queqiao communications probe from China, which is crucial for its recent Chang-e-4 moon landing.
In January, Chang & # 39; e-4 successfully parked on the opposite side of the moon, which always faces the ground. However, you must use the Queqiao satellite to be located in a stable position near the Moonwhere it transmits radio signals from both Longjiang-2 and Chang & # 39; e-4 to Earth.