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Chang’e-4 and Yutu-2 reactivated for 29th lunar day

7 Apr 2021, 15:28 UTC
Chang’e-4 and Yutu-2 reactivated for 29th lunar day
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Chinese engineers have reactivated their Chang’e-4 lander and Yutu-2 rover, beginning their 29th lunar day on the far side of the Moon.
As is usual from the state-run Chinese press, the article provides little other detail, other than stating that Yutu-2 ” will continue to move northwest toward the basalt distribution area located about 1.2 km away from the rover.” That’s about 3,900 feet. Based on Yutu-2 pace of moving about 100 feet per lunar day, it will be more than three years before it reaches that goal.
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