All systems move like a Chinese space ship and the rover moves the observation equipment after landing on the far side of the moon, the Chinese National Space Administration announced.
Jade Rabbit 2 rover managed to establish a digital transmission link with a satellite that sends data to the Beijing control center, the space agency has announced in a release on its late Friday on its website.
The radiologist and the panoramic camera of the rover are activated and operate normally, it says. A photo published by the agency found that the rover stopped at a point not far from the place where Chang's space shuttle 4 reached Thursday.
Chang's 4, named after the Chinese goddess of the moon, is the first craft that makes a soft landing on the far side of the moon, which faces the Earth. Previous landings, including the one from China's Chang 3 in 2013, are on the near side.
After sending the rover out of the ramp, the spacecraft has deployed three 5-meter radio frequencies with a low frequency, the Chinese Space Agency announced. Chang & # 39; s also sent images taken with a topographic camera.
The researchers hope that low-frequency observations of the cosmos from the far side of the moon, which block Earth's radio signals, will help scientists learn more about the early days of the solar system and even about the birth of the first stars of the universe.
The astronomer of Harvard University, Avi Lib, remarked, however, that the relay satellite that needs to send back information from farther is also contaminating the sky.
"As long as we clean it from radio interference, the long side of the moon is very good for radio astronomy," he said.
The outer side is observed many times by the lunar orbit, but has never been explored on the surface. It is popularly called the "dark side" because it can not be seen from Earth and is relatively unknown, not because it lacks sunlight.
"It's just far away, it can be either dark or light," Loeb said, depending on the time of the day.
The pioneering landing emphasizes China's ambitions to compete with the United States, Russia and Europe in space. The Chinese space community and public are proud of the achievement, with some drawings comparisons with the United States.
The Chinese space program is lagging behind in America, but has made great strides over the past 15 years, including flight crew and a space laboratory that is considered a precursor to space station plans.
Originally published as a Chinese rover power of the Moon mission