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Xi Jinping Meets the Representatives of China’s Space Industry Workers of Chang’e 4 in the Lunar Exploration Program
Xi Jinping, Chinese President, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, and chairman of the Central Military Commission, met representatives of China’s space industry workerswho participated in the research and development of the Chang’e-4 mission at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on the afternoon of February 20. President Xi emphasized that there was no end to the space exploration, and called on science and technology and space workers in China to move forward toward the next goals in our lunar exploration program, continue working hard for advances in the world’s space undertakings, and bring more Chinese wisdom, solutions and force to the peaceful use of space and the building of a community with a shared future for humankind.
In the lunar exploration program, Long March-4C rocket, which was developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, undertook the task of launching the lunar relay satellite “Queqiao” (Magpie Bridge). The Chang’e 4 consists of two probes and one satellite, namely, moon soft landing probe (Lander), lunar exploration rover (Rover), and lunar relay satellite “Queqiao”. The Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology was responsible for the research and development of five and a half subsystems for the lander and rover of Chang’e 4, including rover motion subsystem, structure and mechanism subsystem, measurement & control and digital transmission subsystem, power supply subsystem, integrated electronic subsystem motion /mechanism control and drive component, and lander primary power supply subsystem.
Source: The Xinhua News Agency