Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-3 lunar probe and rover Lunar Landing December 14, 2013  (Read 470108 times)


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On Sinus Iridum!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.


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CCTV-10 has a cool set.


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Braking stage.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Hovering stage.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.


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Just above Moon.
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Soft landing stage.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Btw, for anyone away from a computer


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.fungo.fungolive - Good streaming (Yes, the menu's all in Chinese, but you can navigate your way through to select the channels nonetheless). Stops to buffer every minute or so though.
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Stopping 4 m above surface to avoid dust.
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Stopping 4 m above surface to avoid dust.

What's Chinese for "picking up some dust"?
I've always been crazy but it's kept me from going insane - WJ.

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Original plan was to start from 200 km orbit.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.


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Human intervention can happen any time during landing.
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From http://live.china.org.cn/2013/12/13/coming-soon-change-3-lands-on-the-moon/:
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[20:29] After Chang’e 3′s successful landing, BACC will discuss whether the rover and the lander will separate immediately. Even so, the Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover will take a few hours to move out of the lander and appear on moon surface at 6:00 am on Sunday.

[20:28] Currently, staff at BACC are making final preparations to confirm Chang’e 3′s all parameters, including its flight speed, actual time and location of the lunar impact.

[20:26] Zhou Jianliang, deputy chief engineer of Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC), said on Saturday morning that Chang’e 3 is scheduled to ignite the rockets at 9:00 pm to start the soft-landing process. He added the process will take 12 minutes.

[20:23] The entire process of soft-landing will last 12 minutes and it will be performed by the probe itself, with “practically zero” chance of manual intervention being required. The Chang’e 3 mission has so far proceeded as planned.

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Lunar Lab.
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