Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-3 lunar probe and rover, CZ-3B - Xichang - December 1, 2013  (Read 316263 times)

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Lander and Rover models
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Han Bin from the control center
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one of the guys on CCTV let the info slip: landing in 14 days...

That's in line with the December 14 landing date reported by one other Chinese news article stated a few pages earlier, as well as by ESA.

I know, but they had never mentioned the date before during the live coverage...

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Heh "Everyone is very busy here, but I don't know what they are doing". (He just got his phrasing wrong, bless!)

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Live from the launch pad
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Final training for the consoles in preparation for the poll later....
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CCTV international seems to have a bit of a delay: more 'live' view: http://tv.cntv.cn/live/cctv13/

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Can't believe they have people walking around.
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There still seems to be quite a lot of people wandering around in the launch zone under and around the rocket with 27 minutes to go...
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I think they said earlier that the last evacuation of personnel is at T-15mins.

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Looks like we have the excellent Emily Lakdawalla ‏@elakdawalla following along! :)

T-20 mins.

Not surprising to see people walking around the pad area still. You can see that ahead of Russian launchers up to around T-10 mins.

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Can launch during two launch windows per day on three consecutive days.
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Can launch during two launch windows per day on three consecutive days.

Yes, first window is 4 minutes long, second window 60 seconds long.

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Wide view of the Long March 3B. Not a big venter like the Falcon 9.

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