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China’s Lunar Rover Declared Dead
« on: February 14, 2014, 01:53:28 AM »
The Chinese moon rover is no longer functioning on the moon’s surface due to mechanical problems.

The BBC reported that the robot, also known as the Jade Rabbit, went offline last month and the Chinese government was unable to bring it back to full function.

According to the BBC:


The Jade Rabbit, or Yutu in Chinese, was deployed on the Moon’s surface on 15 December.

It was the first successful soft landing on the Moon since 1976

http://freebeacon.com/chinas-lunar-rover-declared-dead/

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Re: China’s Lunar Rover Declared Dead
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 04:05:50 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 04:26:49 AM »
That sentence makes me  8888crybaby

Its not an impressive first start.

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Re: China’s Lunar Rover Declared Dead
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 04:34:17 AM »
If they are declaring mechanical failure, want to bet it's moon dust in the drive train or motors? That stuff is incredibly fine and very corrosive. According to the Apollo crews, it stinks as well.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2014, 04:43:52 AM »
If they are declaring mechanical failure, want to bet it's moon dust in the drive train or motors? That stuff is incredibly fine and very corrosive. According to the Apollo crews, it stinks as well.


Its back online

China Moon Rover Survives Lunar Night, 'Stands a Chance' of Recovery

It's alive! … Sort of. Reports of the death of China's first moon rover, Yutu, have been greatly exaggerated, according to the country's state-run media.

The Yutu moon rover, which suffered a potentially serious mechanical malfunction last month, is now awake and has apparently survived its second lunar night, China's Xinhua news agency reported today (Feb. 13).

Scientists on the ground are still trying to pinpoint the problems that caused the rover's mechanical malfunctions, but Yutu (which translates to "Jade Rabbit") can now receive signals normally

http://www.space.com/24688-china-moon-rover-survives.html

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Re: China’s Lunar Rover Declared Dead
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2014, 10:02:14 AM »
If they are declaring mechanical failure, want to bet it's moon dust in the drive train or motors? That stuff is incredibly fine and very corrosive. According to the Apollo crews, it stinks as well.

most likely


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