CHINA Russia's Roscosmos head congratulates Chinese colleagues on successful landing of Chang'e-4

CHINA

Russia's Roscosmos head congratulates Chinese colleagues on successful landing of Chang'e-4

Xinhua

03:40, January 05, 2019

dcb3743e9d1a462587a8763536eb88a6.jpeg

(Photo: CGTN)

The head of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, Thursday congratulated the Chinese colleagues on the successful landing of the Chang'e-4 probe.

"On behalf of Roscosmos State Corporation and on my own behalf, I want to congratulate you and the entire team of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on the successful launch of the Chang'e-4 mission - the first soft landing on the far side of the moon in the history of mankind," Rogozin said in a letter of congratulation published at Roscosmos's website.

He noted that Russia and China cooperate fruitfully in the field of space activities.

"We are pleased that the power equipment of the Chang'e-4 mission is supplied by radioisotope sources of electricity produced in Russia," he said.

"I am confident that in the future we will have many more opportunities for effective cooperation for the benefit of our countries," Rogozin added.

At the end of the letter, Rogozin expressed his wishes that there would be more new creative successes and interesting projects in the field of space activities for peaceful purposes.

China's Chang'e-4 probe touched down on the far side of the moon Thursday, becoming the first spacecraft soft-landing on the moon's uncharted side never visible from Earth.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue