China's Spacecraft Service Module enters Orbit around Moon

January 14, 2015 12:29 PM

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China's Spacecraft Service Module enters Orbit around Moon

China's space program has moved another step forward with its missions to the moon. According to reports, the country's latest spacecraft service module has successfully entered orbit around the moon.

As per Chinese state media reports, the service module from China's circumlunar test flight has arrived in the eight-hour orbit around the moon this week. The craft has been flying within about 125 miles of the surface of the moon at its closest point to its highest range of 3,293 miles. Zhou Jianli...

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