03 March 2019
China will gradually open data collected by the Chang'e 4 lunar probe to the world, the country's lunar programme Chief Designer said. Wu Weiren, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, made the statement in his capacity as a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the country's top political advisory body, on the sidelines of its annual session, which opened on 3 March. Wu said both the lander and the rover have been woken up from a "sleep mode" and are now collecting new data.
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