Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-2 (China's second lunar probe) - Long March 3C - October 1, 2010  (Read 187974 times)

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Re: Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe - October 1st, 2010
« Reply #41 on: 09/30/2010 05:19 PM »
NOTAM issued:
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A7704/10 - A TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREA ESTABLISHED BOUNDED BY
N274655E1061205-N275139E1054213-N273539E1053904-N273056E1060859 BACK TO START. VERTICAL LIMITS: SFC-UNL.ALL ACFT ARE PROHIBITED TO FLY INTO THE AREA. SFC - UNL, 01 OCT 10:50 2010 UNTIL 01 OCT 11:08 2010. CREATED: 30 SEP 05:33 2010
This corresponds to boosters drop zone in SE Sichuan/NW Guizhou. We also have a NOTAM for the fairing drop zone.
I am still missing the NOTAM to avoid XSLC itself and an area around Cengong in Eastern Guizhou where the first stage is supposed to be dropped (source)

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Re: Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe - October 1st, 2010
« Reply #42 on: 09/30/2010 06:01 PM »
A very nice collection of images related to Chang'e-2 can be seen (and downloaded) at http://slide.news.sina.com.cn/c/slide_1_15699_13288.html#p=1
Awesome pics, thanks for sharing !
Best regards, Stephan

Offline Chris Bergin

Given the likely TV coverage, we're converting this into a live update thread.

Rui's preview will be on site in the morning, at which time we'll move this into live coverage.


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Nice article. I wasn't aware that planning for Chang'e 3 was so advanced (to have selected a landing site).

GO for the MOON! :)

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Rui's article:

Long March 3C set to launch Chang'e-2, China's second lunar probe
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2010/09/live-long-march-3c-launch-change-2-probe/

Moving for live coverage.

Interesting read Rui. I enjoy your expertise in Chinese launches.

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Thanks for the feedback guys!

You can see live webcast at http://english.cntv.cn/english/special/change2_satellite/live/index.shtml or http://www.livetvcenter.com/cctv_9_180.asp (choosing CCTV-9; less lag in here).

If anyone manages to get a VLC link please let us know!!

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Weather is good at the Xi Chang Satellite Launch Center...

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Our friends from the 9ifly chinese space forum have provided another live feed at http://tv.people.com.cn/GB/14645/12855234.html

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I have just been playing with some numbers.

The launch time indicates that th lunar Greenwich Hour Angle at launch will be close to 38 degrees.

Take that and a parking orbit inclination of 28.5 degrees suggests that the transit time with be around 105 hours - maybe an hour or so less.

This is less than the reported five days but it does mean that lunar arrival is well into the fifth day of the flight.

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According to one of the specialists of the CZ-3C launch vehivle, Chang'e-2 launch mass is around 2.500 kg to 2.600 kg.

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