Skip to comments.China’s Yutu Moon Rover Unable to Properly Maneuver Solar Panels
Posted on 03/04/2014 6:32:54 AM PST by BenLurkin
The serious technical malfunction afflicting the life and continued operations of Chinas Yutu moon rover since the start of its second Lunar Night time hibernation in late January 2014 has been identified as an inability to properly maneuver the life giving solar panels, according to a top Chinese space official.
Yutu suffered a control circuit malfunction in its driving unit, according to a newly published report on March 1 by the state owned Xinhua news agency.
The control circuit problem prevented Yutu from entering the second dormancy as planned, said Ye Peijian, chief scientist of the Change-3 program, in an exclusive interview with Xinhua.
At the time that Yutus 2nd Lunar sleep period began on Jan. 25, 2014, Chinese space officials had announced that the robots future was in jeopardy after it suffered an unidentified mechanical control anomaly due to the complicated lunar surface.
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Well I can’t help them. This instruction manual reads like pure gibberish.
Confucius say man who lose sunshine is shady character.
I guess Bill Clinton didn’t sell them ALL of our technology.
“I guess Bill Clinton didnt sell them ALL of our technology.”
They got it there and got it working, unlike the Mars probe we faceplanted in the dust. Gotta give them some credit.
They should have expected this outcome. After all, it was made in China.
Made in China!
That’s some good specs!
Tired rabbit rests in shade, never fully awake, zombie rabbit.
Stuck in lunar dust
Those ChiComs really must
You part breaker
Some crap maker
Made sure you won’t be going
Cannot be unfurled
So much for this new world
We’re after the warranty’s end
My cut-rate Chinese friend
We’ll watch the axles bend
“They got it there and got it working...”
Did they though? They’re not above faking this kind of thing, I think, after seeing their “spacewalk”.
Though, if they were faking it, I don’t think they would have it malfunction. So that weighs in favor of their credibility this time, I suppose.
I’m sure there is an American company that will help them build better spacecraft. Perhaps Obama can task NASA with a Chi-Comm outreach program to help them and bolster their self esteem in the process.
“Perhaps Obama can task NASA with a Chi-Comm outreach program to help them and bolster their self esteem in the process.”
Send over some of those muslim NASA engineers and tell’em not to come back until the job is done right.