China’s Rover Finds Layers of Surprise Under Moon’s Far Side
The Chang’e-4 mission, the first to land on the lunar far side, is demonstrating the promise and peril of using ground-penetrating radar in planetary science.
In private industry news, start-up Galactic Energy is making good progress on her designs. The solid-fueled Ceres-1 is ready for maiden launch in the first half of 2020. The liquid-fueled Pallas-1 is undergoing engine design verification, with various parts being delivered to the company.
Ceres-1 under assembly:
Another startup, LandSpace, successfully completed a 750-second test firing of its TQ-11 engine on March 6, 2020.