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Thread: China's Chang'e 4 mission

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    "Lunar Rover drives close to Moon Crater (Chang'e 4 Yutu-2 mission)" video is 4 minutes long.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuEkfKGzFUY

    Chinese Lunar Rover Yutu-2 is a robotic spacecraft that formed part of Chang'e 4 mission to the Moon. It was launched on December 7, 2018. As of 12 May 2021, the rover had traveled a distance of 708.9 meters along the surface of the Moon. Chang'e 4 is a robotic spacecraft mission, part of the second phase of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program. China achieved humanity's first soft landing on the far side of the Moon, on 3 January 2019. The mission's rover, Yutu-2, stumbled on that surprise during lunar day 8. The discovery prompted scientists on the mission to postpone other driving plans for the rover, and instead focus its instruments on trying to figure out what the strange material is.
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    "Queqiao: The bridge between Earth and the far side of the moon"

    https://www.moondaily.com/reports/Qu..._moon_999.html

    Because of a phenomenon called gravitational locking, the Moon always faces the Earth from the same side. This proved useful in the early lunar landing missions in the 20th century, as there was always a direct line of sight for uninterrupted radiocommunications between Earth ground stations and equipment on the Moon. However, gravitational locking makes exploring the hidden face of the moon - the far side - much more challenging, because signals cannot be sent directly across the Moon towards Earth.
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    Yutu-2 will complete its 32nd lunar day on July 16.

    https://spacenews.com/chinas-zhurong...own-parachute/

    Meanwhile China’s Yutu-2 rover is expected to complete its 32nd lunar day July 16 as the sun sets over Von Kármán crater on the lunar far side. The 140-kilogram solar-powered rover has covered 738.6 metres since landing in January 2019.
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