23 July 2019
Yu Jia, China project manager of the Germany-developed LND instrument onboard Chang'e 4 spoke about the approach for cooperation throughout the project. The LND combines China's efficiency with Germany's process design capability and success could not be achieved without either. The two sides agreed to cooperate in August 2016 and the payload was fully delivered by March 2017 to meet the scheduled launch time by the end of 2018. These eight months set a speed record in German payload development, the China Project Manager Yu said. LND's data will help to assess and prepare for future human activities on the Moon.
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