Le mobile lunaire chinois Yutu-2 est entré en mode veille de l'autre côté de la lune après avoir établi un nouveau record – Advocatoaoût 11, 2019
As reported by the China National Space Administration, or CNSA, in short, China’s Yutu-2 lunar rover, a part of the Chang’e-4 mission, entered, once again, into sleep mode. However, before doing that, Yutu-2 set a new record on the far side of the Moon. According to the CNSA, Yutu-2 entered sleep mode after it traveled more than 271 meters on the Moon’s dark side.
“China’s second movable robot on the Moon after Yutu was switched to dormant mode at around 5:50 pm on Wednesday after receiving signals from ground control. Yutu 2 is part of the Chang’e-4 robotic probe,” reported Xinhua, citing a statement released by China Daily on this Thursday.
Accordingly, Yutu-2 traveled 271 meters, as we mentioned above, traveling by approximately 135 meters more than the first Yutu lunar rover. Yutu-1 reached on the Moon in December 2013, and it has been doing tasks on the Earth’s natural satellite until 2016.
Yutu-2 Lunar Rover Entered Sleep Mode On The Far Side Of The Moon
As reported by the China National Space Administration, Yutu-2 and Chang’e-4 mission, in general, delivered lots of scientific data before entering sleep mode. Since Yutu-2 is the first rover to travel on the far side of the Moon, the scientific data sent by it are new and have significant importance for scientists all over the world.
The most considerable task for Chang’e-4 and Yutu-2 lunar rover is to study the Moon’s terrain and landforms on the satellite’s dark side and to identify the exact mineral composition of the lunar surface in the before-mentioned region of the Moon.
Yutu-2 lunar rover and Chang’e-4 mission would not be the last one that CNSA plans to develop. Chang’e-5 is going to launch soon from China’s Hainan province. Chang’e-5’s mission would be to gather lunar soil samples and bring them back to Earth for further studies.
Andre Blair s is the lead editor for Advocator.ca. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Andre specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.