03 January 2020
03 January marks the one-year anniversary of the lunar landing of the Chang'e-4 probe. Both the lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have ended their work for the 13th lunar day on 02 January (Beijing time), and switched to dormant mode for the lunar night. Due to the complicated geological environment and the rugged and heavily cratered terrain on the far side of the Moon, the rover drives slowly but steadily and is expected to continue traveling on the moon and make more scientific discoveries. Until the end of the 13th lunar day, Yutu-2 has driven 357.695 m. Zhang Lihua, Chief Designer of Queqiao, said the relay satellite has been working well and is able to continue its operation for another 10 years.
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