China`s moon rover Yutu is awake after its troubled dormancy but experts are still trying to find out the cause of its abnormality, a spokesman for the country`s lunar probe programme said Thursday.
In a huge setback to China`s ambitious space programme, its first lunar rover Yutu or the Jade Rabbit was declared dead after attempts to revive it failed, media reports said Thursday.
Chinese scientists will have to wait until the end of a long lunar night, lasting about 14 earth days, to see if repair efforts on the country`s first moon rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit, were successful.
Chinese Internet users flooded the country`s social media networks on Monday with condolences for the troubled Jade Rabbit moon rover, which experienced a "mechanical control abnormality" over the weekend.
China`s first moon rover `Yutu` has experienced a "mechanical control abnormity" and scientists are organising an overhaul, authorities said on Saturday.
China`s moon rover, Yutu (Jade Rabbit), was in stable condition following its restart after a "nap" Friday night, according to the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre.
China`s first lunar rover entered the moon`s orbit on Friday, state media reported, a key step towards the vessel`s planned landing later this month.
Large pieces of debris from the rocket carrying China`s first Moon rover landed in a village more than a thousand kilometres from the launch site, damaging two houses.
China will launch its first ever moon rover mission on Monday, state media said, as Beijing embarks on the latest stage in its ambitious space programme.
China offered a rare glimpse into its secretive space programme today, displaying a model of a lunar rover that will explore the moon`s surface in an upcoming mission.
China`s first lunar rover, set to be launched in December, could be named `Yutu,` after netizens suggested 10 possible names for the prestigious project.
Star Wars` robot R2-D2 could be the perfect rover to explore the moon.
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