An image of the Earth and the lunar surface sent back by the Chang’e 4’s relay satellite as it orbited the moon. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Chang’e moon missions and how it achieved its first lunar landing

The latest phase of the country’s ambitious programme, designed to culminate in a manned mission, is set to lift off in December

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An image of the Earth and the lunar surface sent back by the Chang’e 4’s relay satellite as it orbited the moon. Photo: Xinhua
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