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Overview of the Chang'e-4 Mission: Opening the Frontier of Scientific Exploration of the Lunar Far Side
Li, Chunlai1,2; Zuo, Wei1,2; Wen, Weibin1; Zeng, Xingguo1; Gao, Xingye1; Liu, Yuxuan1; Fu, Qiang1; Zhang, Zhoubin1; Su, Yan1,2; Ren, Xin1; Wang, Fang1; Liu, Jianjun1,2; Yan, Wei1; Tan, Xu1; Liu, Dawei1; Liu, Bin1; Zhang, Hongbo1; Ouyang, Ziyuan1,3
2021-03-08
Source PublicationSPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS
ISSN0038-6308
Volume217Issue:2Pages:32
AbstractChina's Chang'e-4 (CE-4) mission is the first human lander/rover mission on the far side of the Moon. Its probe is composed of a lander, rover, and the Queqiao relay satellite. Queqiao was successfully launched on May 21, 2018, and entered the halo orbit of the L2 point on June 14, becoming the first satellite connecting the Earth and the Moon's far side. The lander carrying Yutu-2 was successfully launched on December 8, 2018, and landed in the Von Karman crater (45.5 degrees S, 177.6 degrees E) at 10:26 (UTC+8) on January 3, 2019. The CE-4 probe carried nine science instruments. Four instruments are on the lander: a landing camera (LCAM), a terrain camera (TCAM), a low-frequency radio spectrometer (LFRS), and a lunar lander neutrons and dosimetry (LND) provided by Germany. Four instruments are on the rover: a panoramic camera (PCAM), a visible and near-infrared imaging spectrometer (VNIS), a lunar penetrating radar (LPR), and an advanced small analyzer for neutrals (ASAN) provided by Sweden. The instrument on the relay satellite is the Netherlands-China Low-Frequency Explorer (NCLE). The scientific objectives of the CE-4 mission include (1) performing low-frequency radio-astronomical observations; (2) investigating the geomorphology, mineral compositions and shallow subsurface structure of the landing and roving sites; and (3) detecting the Earth-Moon space environment at the lunar far side. As of February 1, 2020, CE-4 has completed 14 lunar days of scientific exploration after one year of operation. The components, fight, scientific objectives and investigation of CE-4 are introduced in this paper. We also describe the accessibility of the initial archived science data and their preliminary analysis results.
KeywordMoon Chang'e-4 Spacecraft Mission design
Funding OrganizationChang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
DOI10.1007/s11214-021-00793-z
Language英语
Funding ProjectChang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41671458]
Funding OrganizationChang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; Chang'E-4 mission of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaAstronomy & Astrophysics
WOS SubjectAstronomy & Astrophysics
WOS IDWOS:000627139800002
PublisherSPRINGER
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.bao.ac.cn/handle/114a11/78552
Collection中国科学院国家天文台
Corresponding AuthorZuo, Wei
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Natl Astron Observ, Key Lab Lunar & Deep Space Explorat, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geochem, Guiyang 550081, Peoples R China
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Li, Chunlai,Zuo, Wei,Wen, Weibin,et al. Overview of the Chang'e-4 Mission: Opening the Frontier of Scientific Exploration of the Lunar Far Side[J]. SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS,2021,217(2):32.
APA Li, Chunlai.,Zuo, Wei.,Wen, Weibin.,Zeng, Xingguo.,Gao, Xingye.,...&Ouyang, Ziyuan.(2021).Overview of the Chang'e-4 Mission: Opening the Frontier of Scientific Exploration of the Lunar Far Side.SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS,217(2),32.
MLA Li, Chunlai,et al."Overview of the Chang'e-4 Mission: Opening the Frontier of Scientific Exploration of the Lunar Far Side".SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS 217.2(2021):32.
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