Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-3 lunar probe and rover, CZ-3B - Xichang - December 1, 2013  (Read 172943 times)

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The lander certainly looks very big! Notice how small the landing feet are. I presume the Chinese are using the knowledge from Apollo about how hard the Lunar surface is.
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The lander certainly looks very big!

It certainly does.  The rover looks very small on top.
I'm guessing that the lander will be basically the same for Chang'e-5, so its oversized as such for this mission, but they get to prove the design for future missions

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The lander certainly looks very big!

It certainly does.  The rover looks very small on top.
I'm guessing that the lander will be basically the same for Chang'e-5, so its oversized as such for this mission, but they get to prove the design for future missions

It makes sense to standardise the descent stages.

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The lander looks big enough for a human mission, almost.


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OK I got another two dozen photos......  :o
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Great collection! Thanks!

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Thank you for those. They are really nice.

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Thanks for those photos, it certainly looks a hefty size.

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Finally, someone is going back to the moon. Its been 37 years now.
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Yes, its been way too long. I hope the Chinese do a live broadcast of the landing.
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