Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-3 lunar probe and rover, CZ-3B - Xichang - December 1, 2013  (Read 309418 times)

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1138 seconds: Chang'e-3 separation!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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View from below Chang'e 3

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S/C sep!

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And stage 3 / spacecraft sep at 1140 seconds! Congrats to China CELP
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Chang'e-3 separation  :)!!!
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Separation!


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Looks like they're testing out thrusters now.

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Where's the third stage going, is it able to be deborbited?

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Isn't that a reflection???

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There are no burns of the main engine on the way to the Moon!
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The probe will do some trajectories correction, but I don't think it will use the main engine. I think that this will only be used for the landing.

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Ground track passing to the north-east of Australia

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That was a solar eclipse by Chang'e 3 rather than by the Moon. :-)

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i think so. the light seems concentrated a little bit or it just looks like this in space?

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The probe will do some trajectories correction, but I don't think it will use the main engine. I think that this will only be used for the landing.

Probably also LOI right?

-DaviD-

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Wow, that Earth really has shrunk in the last couple of minutes.

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