China's Yutu rover is still alive, reports say, as lunar panorama released
It hasn't been an easy few lunar months for the Yutu rover, which reportedly had problems positioning its solar panels in March while exploring the lunar surface. That said, reports are emerging that the ...
Review says NASA Curiosity rover missing 'scientific focus and detail' in Mars mission
NASA's planetary senior review panel harshly criticized the scientific return of the Curiosity rover in a report released yesterday (Sept. 3), saying the mission lacks focus and the team is taking actions ...
Long-lived Mars Opportunity rover sets off-world driving record
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving. The previous record was held by the ...
Chinese moon rover designer shooting for Mars
The man who designed China's Jade Rabbit moon rover hopes a more advanced version of his creation will be sent to Mars, state media reported, underscoring Beijing's increasingly ambitious space programme.
China's Jade Rabbit moon rover 'alive but struggling'
China's troubled Jade Rabbit moon rover is still alive after more than five months on the moon but is heading for an icy death, state media reported on Wednesday.
Could NASA's 2015 budget leave Mars rover Opportunity high and dry?
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity recently passed its 10th anniversary exploring the Red Planet and embarked on what scientists called a brand new mission, but the trusty little rover's funding has been thrust ...
China's Jade Rabbit rover comes 'back to life', officials say
China's troubled Jade Rabbit lunar rover has survived a bitterly cold 14-day lunar night, officials said Thursday, prompting hopes it can be repaired after suffering a malfunction last month.
China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover 'dead' (Update)
China's troubled Jade Rabbit lunar rover has died on the surface of the moon, state media reported Wednesday, in a major setback for the country's ambitious space programme just weeks after its much-celebrated ...
China's lunar rover has mechanical trouble (Update)
China says its first lunar rover is experiencing mechanical problems, a rare setback for its burgeoning space program that in recent years has conducted space walks and placed a space station in orbit.
China's Jade Rabbit moon rover has 'abnormality'
China's Jade Rabbit moon rover has experienced a "mechanical control abnormality", state media said on Saturday, in what appears to be a setback for a landmark mission in the country's ambitious space programme.
China's lunar lander spotted by orbiting spacecraft
Not much on the Moon escapes the eyes of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and China's Chang'e-3 lander and Yutu rover are no exception! The pair touched down on the lunar surface on Dec. 14, and just ov ...
China's lunar lander snaps first landing site panorama
China's inaugural Chang'e-3 lunar lander has snapped the missions first panoramic view of the touchdown spot at Mare Imbrium.
China to launch moon rock-collecting probe in 2017 (Update)
China said Monday it was on track to launch a fifth lunar probe with the aim of bringing back lunar soil and rock samples following the successful moon landing of a space probe.
Mining the moon is pie in the sky for China, experts say
China's moon rover will survey for minerals on a dusty, barren crater named the Bay of Rainbows, but experts say there may be no pot of gold on the Earth's natural satellite.