04 January 2019
After separating from the lander, Yutu 2 has reached the preset location A on the far side of the Moon, pausing in front of a smaller crater. Scientific devices on both, the lander and rover, are currently gathering data, CNSA said late Friday (04 January). At 17:00 Beijing Time, the three 5-meter antennas of the low-frequency radio spectrometer on the lander have fully spread out. Germany's lunar neutron and radiation detector was turned on for testing. The ground control has been receiving geographic and geomorphic images. Environment screening and route planning is completed. The radar and panorama camera on the rover have been operating smoothly and other devices will begin operation according to schedule. Yutu 2 will enter a "napping" mode at an appropriate time and is expected to resume moving next Thursday, 10 January.
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