Other Successful!

The six-wheeled Chinese vehicle – “Jade Rabbit” deployed from lander onto the Moon.

Other successful, the six-wheeled Chinese vehicle – “Jade Rabbit” has deployed from lander onto the Moon’s surface.

This Rover also has expandable opening solar arrays to absorb the sun’s energy during the day and closing it at night to cover and protect equipment from temperatures of -170ºc.

Both the lander and Rover (Jade Rabbit) are powered by solar panels but some sources suggest they also carry a “heart” (radioisotope heating units), containing plutonium-238 to keep them warm during the cold lunar night.

Now they start to work gather measurements of the lunar soil and crust, and the lander will operate there for a year, while the rover is expected to work for some three months.



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