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The China-launched relay satellite Queqiao Chang'e-4 made a moon flight, followed by a propulsion maneuver that slows the satellite down and directs it to the other end of the moon that is its target. The satellite was launched on May 20 from the satellite center Xichang Satellite in Sichuan Province. The BBAC (Beijing Aerospace Control Center) confirmed telemetry for the satellite's successful firing. The satellite has entered the transfer orbit to the second Moon-Earth Lagrange point.
The relay satellite passes the moon at a distance of about one hundred kilometers above the surface at the next approach. The successful braking maneuver confirmed the flight ahead. A failure would have sent the satellite back to Earth. The satellite was launched with the focus on facilitating communication between Earth, Lander and
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