ESA's ExoMars has been delayed to 2022. The UAE Hope will be the first to launch (July 14) followed by the US Mars 2020 (July 22) and then China's Tianwen-1 (July 23). July is going to be really exciting to watch.Beidou finally complete another chapter of successful space exploration story competition is now really on!
Do not forget there a bigger and far reaching competition coming very very soon, that's Mars explorations USA vs China from next month until August, Mars distance will be closest to earth and this is once in >2 years opportunity China, US, EU to to launch thier vihicle towards Mars. Good to see competition for the good of humankind.
Since landing on the back of the moon, the Chang’e 4 lander and the Yutu-2 lunar rover have been operating successfully for more than 500 days, and have achieved many results in the scientific fields such as the material composition and underground structure of the landing zone.
During the eighth day of the month, the Yutu 2 lunar rover found an unknown substance with a size of about 52 cm x 16 cm inside a fresh impact crater with a diameter of about 2 m and a depth of about 0.3m. Compared with the surrounding lunar soil, the unknown substance has an irregular shape, showing a black-green color with a certain luster.
In response, the flight control team of the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center has formulated a strict driving plan and conducted detailed scientific detection of fresh impact craters and unknown substances.