14 June 2018
A micro satellite, developed by the Harbin Institute of Technology in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province and sent into an orbit around the Moon, has started to transmit data back to Earth. Two micro satellites, Longjiang 1 and Longjiang 2, were sent along with the Queqiao lunar satellite. Longjiang 2 successfully reached its destination near the Moon on 25 May, and entered a lunar orbit with the perilune at 350 km and the apolune at 13,700 km. However, Longjiang 1 suffered an anomaly and failed to enter lunar orbit, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). Longjiang 2, weighing 47 kg, has become the world's first lunar orbiter developed by a university.
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