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‘Yutu 2’

Topics covered:

  1. Awareness in space.


‘Yutu 2’


What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: All about Yutu 2- features and objectives.


Context: China has named the lunar rover, successfully deployed to carry out a string of experiments on the far side of the moon, as ‘Yutu-2’. The rover’s touchdown is part of China Chang’e-4 lunar probe.


Key facts:

  • It follows the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System — China’s homegrown Global Positioning System that started worldwide service last month.
  • The rover has been programmed to launch ground penetration radar that would help map the moon’s inner structures.
  • It would also analyse soil and rock samples for minerals, apart from activating a radio telescope to search for possible signals from deep space.


Sources: the hindu.