China’s reveals moon lander and rover for the Chang’e-4 lunar probe

The Chang’e-4 lunar probe will land on the Aitken Basin of the lunar south pole region on the far side of the moon. the rover was a rectangular box with two foldable solar panels and six wheels. It is 1.5 meters long, 1 meter wide and 1.1 meters high. It will be equipped with four scientific payloads, including a panoramic camera, infrared imaging spectrometer and radar measurement devices, to obtain images of moon’s surface and detect lunar soil and structure. Both the lander and rover will carry international payloads from other countries. The global public will have a chance to name the rover. Participants can submit their proposed names for the rover through the internet from Aug. 15 to Sept. 5, and the official name will be announced in October after several selection rounds. Winners will be rewarded at most 3,000 yuan and be invited to watch the lunar probe launch.

CAS news release, August 20, 2018

China’s reveals moon lander and rover for the Chang’e-4 lunar probe
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