Sweden delivers science instrument for Chinese lunar probe


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The new colonial movement: The Swedish Institute of Physics has completed construction and delivered a science instrument to be flown on China’s Chang’e 4 spacecraft that will bring an orbiter, lander, and rover to the Moon’s far side in 2018.

The instrument will be installed on the rover, and will study the surface and how it interacts with the solar wind. This will also be a continuation of research performed by India’s Chandayaan-1 orbiter.

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  • LocalFluff

    Yeay! Sweden has a great tradition in heliophysics. And putting an instrument on the far side of the Moon, sounds great!

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