China's lunar rover - Yutu-2 - has established its forward reverse link and is to start its fourth month's work at 22:04 on April 8. To date, it has driven 170.92 meters on the far side of the moon since it started operation more than three months ago.
The Chinese spacecraft Chang'e 4 was launched by Long March 3B rocket on Dec 8, 2018 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province.
On Jan 3, 2019, the spacecraft landed at the predicted area - 177.6 degrees east longitude and 45.5 degrees south latitude.
According to the China National Space Administration, Yutu-2 and Chang'e 4 went into operation autonomously on March 29 and March 30 respectively and will continue their work in the fourth month.
The rover Yutu-2 drove 163 meters during its first three months on the moon. In the third month, it conducted scientific exploration of stones and tracks. The largest stone examined by the rover was about 1.2 meters away and had a diameter of 20 centimeters.
China's lunar rover - Yutu-2 - has driven 170.92 meters on the far side of the moon. [Photo/China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation]
(Executive editor: Li Shuling)