China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for 27th lunar day

Added On February 9, 2021



According to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration, the lander and rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have resumed work for their 27th lunar day on the far side of the moon.




The lander, and the rover Yutu-2, both activated on Saturday.


Yutu-2 has traveled about 628.5 meters on the far side of the moon.


It is currently located about 430 meters northwest of the landing site.


A lunar day is equal to about 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is of the same length. The solar-powered probe switches to dormant mode during the lunar night.


During the 27th lunar day, the panorama camera on the rover will take colored pictures of moon rocks and impact craters.