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China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for 12th lunar day [Copy link] 中文

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The lander and rover of China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe self-awakened on Thursday and entered their 12th lunar day on the far side of the Moon, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.

The Yutu-2 rover woke up at 0:51 a.m. BJT and the lander at 5:03 p.m. BJT. Both devices and the relay satellite work normally and are in a stable state. The data reception and processing of ground stations are normal.

The probe has spent 322 days working on the far side of the Moon, and the rover has traveled 318.62 meters on the virgin territory.

During this working period, the lunar surface neutron and radiation dose detector, low-frequency radio frequency spectrometer and other scientific payloads on the lander will continue scientific exploration of the lunar surface environment. The rover will keep following its planned route, leaving more traces on the Moon.

The panoramic camera, lunar radar, infrared imaging spectrometer, neutral atom detector and other scientific payloads on the rover will carry out scientific exploration at different detection points.

Launched on December 8, 2018, China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe successfully landed on the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on January 3, 2019, marking the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the Moon.

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Joy of seeing Yutu-2 performing its operational functionalities paths the way to ensure more research will be carried out to gain more scientific knowledge for China.

Diligence and patience of Chinese scientists and engineers pay off!

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