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#26 2019-05-02 16:09:17

SpaceNut
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Re: China beginning a space race? - Fallout from NASA's China Snub

Not sure how the lunar night trick worked but this could have been something needed for mars...

A lunar day equals 14 days on Earth, and a lunar night is the same length. The Chang'e-4 probe switched to a dormant mode during the lunar night due to the lack of solar power.

China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for fifth lunar day

great looking illustration
chang-e-4-yutu-2-crater-horizon-hg.jpg

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#27 2019-11-27 20:36:24

SpaceNut
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Re: China beginning a space race? - Fallout from NASA's China Snub

Well Nasa the mars rovers can not do this  China's Chang'e 4 probe resumes work for the 12th lunar day

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