Lunar rover module prototype built
Updated: 2008-04-24 06:24
SHANGHAI: Chinese scientists and engineers have built prototypes of the country's planned lunar rover module, the science and technology commission of Shanghai said Wednesday.
The city's lunar rover research team has made models of different types and conducted feasibility and technological trials.
The Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology has made significant progress in key technologies for the locomotion system, it said.
China launched its first lunar probe, Chang'e I, in October last year. The country plans to land its first lunar rover on the moon by 2013.