Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-3 lunar probe and rover Lunar Landing December 14, 2013  (Read 455655 times)

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happy to be proven wrong! there were live pictures of the descent!

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Looks like they landed on Mare Imbrium to me.
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Solar array deploy coming up first, then launch lock releases.

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CCTV - System checks going on for 20 nhours.

5 min after landing.
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Congratulations to the Chinese team on the first successful Lunar landing in 37 years!
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Congratulations to China. Well done.
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We have to wait till later today for moon pictures?

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Solar panels unfolding.
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Solar panels unfolding
« Last Edit: 12/14/2013 12:20 PM by belegor »


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View of soil under lander.
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CCTV -  Solar panel is unfolding. Simulation is being shown.

Comment by newscaster - No dust observed during landing.

9 minutes post landing
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Panels deployed.
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Lander depends on solar power, and RTG is only for heat.


I didn't know that the lander had folded its panels again after having deployed it post launch, but apparently they did that to safe them against the impact of landing. Now unfolded again, and power positive!


Does anyone know LRO's current orbit? How long before we get imagery of Chang'E 3 on the moon?

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Was Chang'e-3 landing at 13:11:18.695 UTC?

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And panels deployed  :).
« Last Edit: 12/14/2013 12:22 PM by Artyom. »
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CCTV - Discussing systems checks

11 minutes post landing.
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I think the earliest photo opportunity for LRO is on Dec. 25.
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