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Longjiang-2, which measures just 20 inches across, is equipped with a Saudi Arabia-built optical camera. The China National Space Administration released three photos taken by the microsat on June 14, one showing part of the Mare Imbrium on the Moon.
But the microsat will do more than just take pretty pictures—it’s also set to do some cool science. Free from Earth’s ionosphere, the satellite will be able to perform low frequency radio astronomy and amateur radio experiments.
The next step in the mission will be to test Queqiao’s 13-foot-long (4 m) parabolic antenna. The relay satellite will be expected to carry out its data relay tasks at a distance of nearly 300,000 miles (500,000 km) from Earth.
This is kind of incredible. Images of the Earth and Moon, taken by a small Saudi camera on a small 45 kg Chinese satellite in lunar orbit (Longjiang-2/DSLWP-B), as part of the Chang'e-4 relay satellite launch.
originally posted by: Plotus
Why no stars ?