The device is the first ever landing on the opposite side of the satellite.
China national space administration released the video, which was shot the moment of the landing of the Rover UTU-2 on the back side of the moon. The video appeared on the Twitter page CGTN.
Chinese mission involves three stages. The first one is circled around the satellite, followed by the landing on its surface and collecting samples. The final stage is to return samples from its surface to Earth.
China National Space Administration releases video recording of the entire soft landing on moon’s far side by China’s #ChangE4 probe pic.twitter.com/bbp1ul2gq7
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) 11 Jan 2019.
“All I see is you!” China’s Chang’e-4 lander and the rover Yutu-2 take photos of each other, marking the success of #ChangE4 mission
The lander Chang’e-4, on Board of which was the Rover UTU, was launched on 7 December 2018 from the Baikonur Xichang in Sichuan province. Moon, he reached on 12 December.