Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-3 lunar probe and rover Lunar Landing December 14, 2013  (Read 516696 times)

Offline Misha Vargas

CCTV-10 seems to be starting up their coverage.

Edit: And now the English channel
« Last Edit: 12/14/2013 11:02 AM by Misha Vargas »

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Ok folks, into coverage. Let's ensure all posts add value to the thread, with coverage. Screenshots from anyone are welcome.


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CCTV-9 coverage has started.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Clock in the background is countdown from 58 mins to landing.
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Countdown clock. 57 minutes to go.
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57 minutes to what, though.   Landing is about 90 minutes away.   May acquisition of signal as the spacecraft comes over the lunar limb?
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Countdown clock. 57 minutes to go.

Maybe this is the time for retro-braking or they have anticipated again the lunar landing time.
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57 minutes to what, though.   Landing is about 90 minutes away.   May acquisition of signal as the spacecraft comes over the lunar limb?
I gather it's 57 minutes till the beginning of landing operations?

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Rover deploy animation.
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720 s (12 minutes) to land.
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Try this for an English language broadcast

http://english.cntv.cn/live/p2p/index.shtml

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They referenced that clock as the landing time earlier.

Schedule says 90 mins away. We'll see.

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Lunar advisor.
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Apparently President Carter gave the Chinese one gram of lunar soil brought back on Apollo 16. The Chinese used half of that to get all the data they needed on the materials!

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Talking about Lunar bases.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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This is all about technologies for crewed lunar landings and lunar bases.

(So are the Russians. Not NASA.....)

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