The solar-powered probe carried by China's second lunar probe Chang'e 2 has begun working. This marks the commencement of the lunar orbiter's scientific mission.
Scientists monitoring the journey of Chang'e 2 say data transmitted back indicate that the temperature, voltage and power readings are all within the normal range.
Chang'e 2 is carrying seven pieces of such equipment. The equipment is responsible for surveying the environment between the earth and the moon.
(CNTV.cn October 3, 2010)