(ORDO NEWS) — Engineers are trying to bring China‘s Zhurong rover out of hibernation, which it went into on May 18, 2022, according to South China Morning Post sources.
At this time, on Mars, in the area of the landing of the rover, winter has just begun with strong sandstorms, which do not allow the rover to receive enough solar energy.
“Zhuzhong” has not yet made contact after the planned awakening expected in the twentieth of December.
Even if the rover never wakes up, for the Chinese space program, sending a device to the Red Planet and working there for a year (at first the scientific program of the device was designed for three months) was a tremendous success.
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