Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-3 lunar probe and rover Lunar Landing December 14, 2013  (Read 471028 times)

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Yutu in lab.
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So we're about 20 mins from that first key event.

One hour to landing per the timeline.

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Yutu tested in Kumtag desert.
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They have a gamma-ray altimeter, technology derived from Shenzhou..


Human intervention can happen any time during landing.


You sure? Earlier coverage had christened the descent as 12 minutes of terror, without Beijing having any control. I only heard the guys saying that the "smartness" of the rover was actually the smartness of the people designing the rover, and the descent algorithms for the control software

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Aerospace Control Command Centre.
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Using microwave [radar], and laser [ranging? lidar?]to help with landing.  Landing system derived from Shenzou but with enhanced reliability for lunar radiation environment.

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Control room. Sorry for the low resolution. The other feeds don't work for me.
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Looks like live animation.
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Approaching Sinus Iridum.
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Position of Chang'e 3 w.r.t. the landing site

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Track seems to be missing Sinus Iridum.
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Position of Chang'e 3 w.r.t. the landing site

wow! from that map it looks like CE3 is heading to the western edge of the landing site, and into Mare Imbrium, close to crater Le Verrier instead of Sinus Iridum

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View from the control center

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Descending will occur in about 15 minutes.
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CCTV - Discussing why landing time chosen.
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