I have been wondering how likely it would be for the Chang'e 5 Probe to wake up. I mean the surveyors did this a few times, but were all relatively simpler in design.

Also what gets damaged in the lunar night exactly? I would guess the battery but can think of more systems that might die...

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    $\begingroup$ If Chang'e 4 and Yutu 2 are any indication, extremely good! They've been operating for nearly two years now. I don't know the status today but they were still going strong in October: China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for 23rd lunar day (lunar day on the moon is lunar month down here) $\endgroup$ – uhoh Dec 11 '20 at 15:32
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh Ehm. don't forget Chang'e 4 and Yutu 2 are made to survive the lunar night because they have Radioactive Heaters that keep them warm. Chang'e 5 does not have Heaters. $\endgroup$ – compi Dec 11 '20 at 15:36
  • $\begingroup$ That's why it begins with "If..." and why it is left as a comment. $\endgroup$ – uhoh Dec 12 '20 at 0:56

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