China's lunar rover alive, but still crippled

By Ashley Yeager, 12:03 PM February 25, 2014

The mechanical issues that crippled China's lunar rover persisted as the rover fell into a planned slumber on February 23.

The rover, Yutu, is transmitting signals, and its cameras and radar are functioning. But mission controllers are struggling to maneuver the rover. In the 10 days since Yutu's dramatic reawaking, the rover has only been able to perform observations from a fixed point, according to a Chinese state media report

A problem with the rover was first announced on January 25. Chan...

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