The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down at 10:26 Beijing time (0226 GMT), China Central Televisionsaid, and relayed a photo of the "dark side" of the moon to the Queqiao satellite, which will relay communications between controllers on Earth and the far side of the moon.
The Chinese mission is the first to the far side, sometimes called the dark side because it is relatively unknown.
The Long March 3B rocket, transporting the Chang'e-4 lunar rover, lifting off from the Xichang launch centre in December. It comprises two pieces of hardware, the main lander, and a rover and has been built initially as a backup for the 2013 Chang'e-3 mission.
Close-up view of the wheel of the Chang'e-4 rover 'Yutu 2 (Jade Rabbit 2).
China's growing ambitions in space go hand in hand with its more terrestrial competition with the United States. The South Pole-Aitken Basin, which measures 2,500km in diameter and is 13km deep, is also the largest, deepest and oldest impact crater on the Moon, and may yield secrets of its evolution to the Chang'e-4.
Previous spacecraft have seen the far side of the moon but none has landed on it. The Chang'elunar mission is named after the Chinese moon goddess. This area of the moon is never visible from earth due to the phenomenon called tidal locking.
Pink Floyd has a lot to answer for when it comes to popular ideas about the moon, but here's how to always keep your lunar sides straight. The country last night was able to successfully land its Chang'e-4 spacecraft on the part of the moon that Earth can not see and no other spacecraft has reached before.
The rover will also conduct mineral and radiation tests, the China National Space Administration has said.
The United States is so far the only country to have landed humans on the moon. The mission harbored some risk, because operators on Earth can not directly communicate with spacecraft on the moon's far side. The far side of the moon is shielded from such signals, making it far easier to pick up faint fingerprints left by the Big Bang.
China conducted its first crewed space mission in 2003, becoming only the third country to do so after Russian Federation and the U.S. It has put a pair of space stations into orbit and plans to launch a Mars rover in the mid-2020s.
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