The Chinese spacecraft Chang’e-4 and the lunar rover Yuytu-2, which have been exploring the opposite side of the moon for more than a month, have again fallen asleep to wait out the cold moon night.
This is stated in the message of China’s program for the study of the moon on the social network WeChat.
While the whole of China celebrated the offensive of the new year in February, Chang’e-4 and Yuytu-2 (the Jade Hare) were working, now their turn came to sleep, the Chinese write.
Chang’e-4 and Yuytu-2 went into sleep mode on Monday evening around 7:00 pm Beijing time (2:00 pm Moscow time) and at 7:30 pm respectively, and the Lunokhod should wake up on February 28, and Chang A-4 on March 1.
The Space Administration of China said that all the systems of both vehicles are operating normally, and the experiments are carried out according to plan without any complications. The mission was called successful.
As reported by Russian Spring , the Chang’e-4 vehicle, on the morning of January 3, made a soft landing on the so-called dark side of the moon in Karman crater for the first time in history , and after a few hours sent the first surface images.
In addition, the device conducted a unique biological experiment, germinating cotton seeds .
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