07 February 2021
The Chang'e 4 lunar lander and rover have resumed operations for the 27th lunar day on the far side of the Moon. The lander woke up on 6 February at 16:48 BJT, and the rover Yutu 2 entered operational mode earlier the same day at 4:26 BJT. So far, Yutu 2 has traveled about 628.5 m. It is currently located about 430 m northwest of the landing site. During the 27th lunar day, the panorama camera on the rover will take colored pictures of Moon rocks and impact craters. The rover will move southwest towards a rock with a diameter of about 18 cm in about 17.8 m distance. The infrared imaging spectrometer will be used to detect the rock and surrounding lunar soil. The neutral atom detector and lunar radar will continue to carry out scientific investigations.
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