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Chang'e 4 second scientific data is released

28 April 2020

On 28 April 2020, the Ground Research and Application System of Chinese Lunar Exploration Project released the second scientific data of Chang'e 4. The Chang'e 4 achieved humanity's first soft landing and in-site detection on the far side of the Moon, on 3 January 2019. Until March 2020, the Rover (Yutu-2) already finish the 16th lunar day scientific exploration, and achieved breakthrough of double 400, it means that the rover survives over 400 days and travels over 400 meters on moon's far side. At present, it carried out the 17th lunar day scientific exploration.

The Ground Research and Application System of the Chinese Lunar Exploration Project released scientific data acquired by 4 scientific payloads onboard Chang'e-4 lander, rover(Yutu-2) during the 3rd and 4th lunar day. A total of 1,471 data files, with a total data volume of 7.18 GB are released.The data is described in detail in the product description.

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The Ground Research and Application System is one of five major systems of Chinese Lunar Exploration Project, it responsible for the lunar exploration data receiving, processing, managing and releasing. The GRAS Moon and Planetary data center provide data services and technical support.

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