The Chang'e 4 lander, "Yutu 2" lunar rover awakened autonomously and entered the 22nd month period

The Chang'e 4 lander and the "Yutu 2" lunar rover, which had been working on the back of the moon for 618 days, were awakened by light again, at 5:15 on September 12 and at 11:00 on September 11, respectively. 54 minutes, ushered in the 22nd day working period.

Based on data such as panoramic camera stitching images and DOM images, the "Yutu-2" lunar rover will drive toward the basalt or impact crater area with high reflectivity during the 22nd day of the month.


he current detection point is about 83m from the nearest impact crater, and there is a degenerated impact crater with a diameter of about 160m on the south side of the impact crater. Both locations are located to the northwest of the current detection point. The "Yutu-2" lunar rover will conduct scientific exploration of these two impact craters during the day of this month. At that time, the panoramic camera, infrared imaging spectrometer, and neutral atom detector will be turned on one after another, and the moon-measuring radar will simultaneously carry out detection during driving. Related scientific results will be released in time.


Source: CNSA