Some hams with moonbounce-equipped stations have been able to command a Chinese lunar orbiter to take photos and transmit them back to Earth. According to the ARRL Letter, the Longjiang-2 satellite has an open telecommand protocol that allows amateurs to tell it to take a photograph and then download it to them.
The satellite transmits on the
70-centimeter amateur band using digital modes. It is part of a broader Chinese
space project which includes plans to land a rover on the far side of the moon
to send back measurements and photos. An orbiting relay satellite will be
needed in order to get the data back to Earth, since the far side of the moon
always faces away from us.