China researchers plan Mars mission 'around 2020': State media
China researchers plan Mars mission 'around 2020': State media

Chinese scientists are planning to launch a Mars rover "around 2020", state media reported today, as the country pours billions into its space programme and works to catch up with the US and Europe.

China`s moon rover listening but immobile: Scientists

China`s moon rover that moved between 100-110 metres before stalling in late January owing to a mechanical failure is awake but still immobile.

China`s moon rover goes into third planned dormancy

China`s first lunar rover Jade Rabbit has entered its third “planned dormancy”. It had woken up ten days ago after being declared dead and now has entered its 14-day dormancy yesterday, with the mechanical control issues unresolved.

Chinese lunar rover comes back to life

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.

China`s Moon rover declared dead due to mechanical issues

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.

`Goodnight, humans`: China`s Jade Rabbit moon rover posting

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 Moon rover develops snag

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 performs first lunar probe

China`s moon rover "Yutu", or Jade Rabbit, completed its first scientific exploration of lunar soil Tuesday, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) said.

China`s first lunar rover and lander wake up after 2 weeks

China`s first lunar rover `Yutu` and the Chang`e-3 lander have woken up after a period of dormancy that lasted two weeks, in a move designed to ride out harsh climactic conditions on the Moon.

China`s moon rover stable after `nap`

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 Jade Rabbit rover sends first moon photos

China`s Jade Rabbit rover sent back its first pictures from the moon, as state media on Monday lauded the first lunar soft landing in nearly four decades as a step forward for the "well-being" of the world.

China to launch lunar probe in December

China will send an unmanned space probe to the moon along with a rover early next month in what would be the country`s first lunar landing.

Ten names shortlisted for China`s 1st Moon rover after poll

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.