Chang E-4 Probe Mission

Chang E-4 Probe Mission was launched by China in 2018
The Chang E-4 was launched on December 8, 2018 and on January 3, 2019, it made a soft landing for the first time at the von Karman crater of the Moon’s South Pole-Eton token. Rover Yutu-2 has spent its three months on the moon. With this, it has become the longest working lunar rover on the moon.
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Chang E-4 Probe

YUTU-2 has traveled 652.62 meters

The space agency said that analyzing the data till Saturday showed that the ‘Chang E-4 probe’ is currently 778 Earth days away from the Moon and its rover Yutu-2 has traveled 652.62 meters so far. The report published in the Xinhua News Agency quoted the Chinese space agency as saying that the rover is in good condition and all its payloads are functioning normally.
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‘Chang E-4 Probe’ deactivated, this mission will remain closed for some time due to lack of sunlight

After continuously working for 27 lunar days, the Chinese space agency- China National Space Administration (CNSA) has temporarily neutralized the lander and rover of its lunar mission ‘Chang E-4 Probe’. These will be reactivated after the moon has completed its night period. Explain that one day of the moon is equal to about 29.5 days of the Earth, which means that the daylight in the moon lasts for about 14 days of the Earth and the night time is also only about so many days.
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CNSA’s Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center reported that the lander was disarmed at 1:30 pm Friday Chinese time and the Rover Yutu-2 was put to sleep at 1:48 pm Thursday and Friday-19/2/2021.
The nighttime temperature in the moon goes up to around -173 degrees Celsius, the CNSA said. Rovers and landers stop working due to lack of energy from the sun. Therefore, they have been defunct till the day ends.

China has launched four missions

The first time China launched the Chang E-1 spacecraft was in 2007. Through this, photographs of the moon were taken and scientific survey was done. Chinese scientists then launched the Chang E-2 in 2010, which carried out HD (high-definition) imaging of the moon and reviewed the landing conditions for the next mission, Chang E-3. In 2013, Chang E-3 landed on the moon. It launched Yutu, the first Chinese lunar rover on the moon. It worked there for about 1,000 days. After this, Chang E-4 was launched.
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