"The mission "Chang'e-4" (Chang'e-4) the probe and the lunar Rover needs to land in the crater of the pocket on the side of the moon that is never visible from the Earth", - stated in the message.
China has promoted global cooperation in its lunar exploration program, with four scientific payloads of the Chang'e-4 mission developed by scientists from Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Saudi Arabia.
The mission will also analyze radiosity on the reverse side of the moon, to explore opportunities for placement of astronomical radiotelescopes in the future. Here, the satellite will be able to constantly transmit communications between mission controllers on Earth and the lander-rover on the lunar surface. It will also test the ability to make radio astronomy observations from the moon's far side, sans the noise effects from Earth. In the case of the success of the mission, China will become the first country, which will be able to perform this task.More news: Meghan and Harry to lose another important staff member
In 2013 China became just the third country, after the USA and the then-Soviet Union, to successfully "soft land" on the Moon when its Chang'e 3 lander reached the lunar surface.
The 140 kg Chang'e-4 rover.
"China is anxious to get into the record books with its space achievements", said Joan Johnson-Freese, a professor at the US Naval War College and an expert on China's space program.
After launching, the spacecraft will spend 27 days traveling to the moon. The scientific instruments on its lander are still operating, making Chang'e-3 the longest working man-made probe on the moon.
Chang'e 4's rover has six wheels, two solar panels, a radar dish as well as multiple cameras, show pictures published by the China National Space Administration.