18 December 2020
Wu Yanhua, Deputy Head of China National Space Administration, told China Daily on 17 December after a news conference in Beijing that project managers' current plans call for the Chang'e 6 robotic probe to land on the lunar South Pole. "But if the Queqiao (relay satellite) still functions well by the time we launch Chang'e 6, we may also consider sending it to the far side to take some samples there," he said. "This is because there has never been a mission to return samples from the far side, and if we do so ...that will be very meaningful to scientists around the world."
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