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Luyuan Xu

Luyuan Xu is currently a postdoc researcher of planetary geology at Macau University of Science and Technology. Luyuan is an enthusiastic scientific writer in China focusing on advancing public understanding of planetary sciences. She can be found as @haibaraemily on Weibo, Zhihu, and Guokr.

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Chang’e-4 Successfully Enters Lunar Orbit

Following a 4.6-day cruise, on 12 December at 8:45 Beijing time (16:45 UTC), the spacecraft arrived in lunar orbit, preparing for a landing in early January.

How China's lunar relay satellite arrived in its final orbit

It took 24 days for Queiqiao to reach an Earth-Moon L2 halo orbit.

Chang'e 4 relay satellite, Queqiao: A bridge between Earth and the mysterious lunar farside

China's fourth lunar mission, Chang’e 4, is expected to begin on May 21 with the launch of a Long March 4C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwest of China. The launch will carry a spacecraft named Queqiao, which will serve as a communication relay satellite between Earth and the lunar farside.