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    The rover has added another 5 meters on its 10th day on the moon. It has now awaken for its 11th day on the moon.

    http://www.ecns.cn/news/sci-tech/201...q8046988.shtml

    The lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have resumed work for the 11th lunar day on the far side of the moon after "sleeping" during the extremely cold night.

    The lander woke up at 5:11 a.m. Wednesday (Beijing Time), and the rover, Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2), awoke at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Both are in normal working conditions, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.

    The rover has traveled about 290 meters on the moon to conduct scientific exploration on the virgin territory.
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    The rover has picked up speed and traveled 28.11 meters on the 12th lunar day.

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._138527338.htm

    China's lunar rover Yutu-2 has driven 318.62 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration of the virgin territory.

    Both the lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have ended their work for the 11th lunar day, and switched to dormant mode for the lunar night on Monday (Beijing time), according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.

    The rover is now located 218.11 meters northwest of the lander.
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    "China’s Farside Exploration: Back on Line for 12th Lunar Day"

    https://www.leonarddavid.com/chinas-...2th-lunar-day/

    China’s Chang’e-4 farside lander and rover have “self-awakened” on Thursday.

    The exploration twosome have entered their 12th lunar day within the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.
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    "China's Chang'e-4 mission team awarded Team Gold Medal by UK's Royal Aeronautical Society"

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._138582858.htm

    China's Chang'e-4 mission team on Monday received the only Team Gold Medal of the year awarded by Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) of the United Kingdom at its annual award ceremony held in London.

    The Team Gold Medal, presented to the Chinese delegation led by Academician Wu Weiren, the chief designer of the lunar exploration project of China, is the first award ever that was presented to a team from China by the RAeS since its inception more than 150 years ago.

    After the award ceremony, Wu expressed thanks to the RAeS and the award committee, and welcomed more countries and organizations to cooperate with China to jointly contribute to the efforts by mankind to further explore the space and pursue scientific discovery.
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    "Sino-Dutch detector on lunar relay satellite starts scientific detection"

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._138584382.htm

    A detector, jointly developed by Dutch and Chinese scientists and carried by the relay satellite of China's Chang'e-4 mission, has started scientific detection.

    The antennas of the low-frequency radio spectrometer on the relay satellite Queqiao, meaning Magpie Bridge, have been unfolded, and the detector is expected to help astronomers listen to the deeper reaches of the cosmos, according to the China National Space Administration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by selvaarchi View Post
    "Sino-Dutch detector on lunar relay satellite starts scientific detection"

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._138584382.htm
    More details of the mission.

    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Du..._moon_999.html

    The three antennas on the Dutch-Chinese radio telescope, which is currently located behind the moon, have been unfolded. This was officially announced by the Dutch team. The Netherlands-China Low Frequency Explorer (NCLE) hung in space waiting for over a year. This was longer than initially planned, as the accompanying communications satellite had to assist a Chinese lunar lander for a longer time.

    The Chinese satellite was previously mainly seen as a communications satellite. However, the Chinese moon mission has by now achieved its primary goals. Consequently, the Chinese have redefined the satellite to be a radio observatory. As such, the Netherlands-China Low Frequency Explorer is the first Dutch-Chinese space observatory for radio astronomy.

    Marc Klein Wolt, Managing Director of the Radboud Radio Lab and leader of the Dutch team, is happy: "Our contribution to the Chinese Chang'e 4 mission has now increased tremendously. We have the opportunity to perform our observations during the fourteen-day-long night behind the moon, which is much longer than was originally the idea. The moon night is ours, now."
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    "China's lunar rover travels over 345 meters on moon's far side"

    http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/201..._138605239.htm

    China's lunar rover Yutu-2 has driven 345.059 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration of the virgin territory.

    Both the lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have ended their work for the 12th lunar day, and switched to dormant mode for the lunar night, the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said Wednesday.

    Due to the complicated geological environment and the rugged and heavily cratered terrain on the far side of the moon, Chinese space engineers carefully planned the driving routes of the rover to ensure its safety.
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