Technological breakthroughs and scientific progress of the Chang'e-4 mission

Wu, Weiren; Yu, Dengyun; Wang, Chi; Liu, Jizhong; Tang, Yuhua; Zhang, He; Zhang, Zhe

Sci China Inf Sci, 2020, 63(10): 200201

Chang'e-4 is the first man-made probe that accomplished landing and roving on the far side of the Moon, which is viewed as a new milestone in the history of Lunar exploration. Beginning with a brief introduction to the progress of domestic and foreign Lunar exploration, this paper reviews the implementation process of the Chang'e-4 project, sorts out the technical breakthroughs achieved, summarizes the exploration achievements, and provides references for subsequent Lunar exploration.