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In this photo provided by China's official Xinhua News Agency, a Long March-4C rocket carrying a relay satellite, named Queqiao (Magpie Bridge), is launched from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center, on May 21, 2018.(AP)

China’s satellite to explore Moon’s dark side successfully brakes for entry into orbit

Press Trust of India, Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 11:53 AM IST
Queqiao, the 400-kg satellite which has a designed life of three years, was launched on Monday to enable a rover to communicate with the Earth from the Moon’s mysterious far side, as part of the Communist giant’s ambitious goal of being the first country to send such a probe.
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