China set up a relay satellite in May to receive communication from Chang'e 4.
The rover, dubbed Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit), was preparing to go back to work after waking from five days of hibernation on Thursday.
The deputy director of the national space agency, Wu Yanhua, said Monday that NASA shared information about its lunar orbiter satellite in hopes of monitoring the landing of the Chang'e 4 spacecraft, which made China the first country to land on the far side of the moon earlier this month.
China successfully put a lander and rover combo onto the surface of the moon becoming the first nation to explore the far side of the moon from its surface.
The Chang'e-4 lander - named after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology - released a rover that will perform experiments in the Von Karman Crater, which is located in the South Pole-Aitken Basin. Check out the panoramic image of the far side of the Moon below.
China's historic Chang'e 4 lander touched down on the far side of the moon January 2, the first time that has ever been accomplished, and on Friday we got our first ever 360-degree panoramic photo of the previously unexplored landscape.
According to a statement from China's Lunar and Deep Space Exploration (CLEP), scientists have already completed a preliminary analysis of the lunar surface topography around the site where the Chang'e-4 landed based on the image. Prior to the Chang'e-4's touchdown, we had not managed to actually land a spacecraft on this unexplored area of the Moon.
The future launches will culminate with a mission to test equipment for an global moon research base, Wu Yanhua, deputy chief commander of China's Lunar Exploration Programme, said at a press briefing. This was apparently made by combining 4,700 pictures captured by the onboard camera. The country reached the lunar surface for the first time when Chang'e-3 landed on the Moon's near side in 2013.
China is only the third country after the US and the then-Soviet Union to successfully land on the Moon.