Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-3 lunar probe and rover Lunar Landing December 14, 2013  (Read 321638 times)

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Hi-rate telemetry system deployed.

Clever to orient the craft so solar panels can track sun in one axis.

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Next critical step is rover deployment.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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CCTV - Discussing landing process.
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Any landing recording/recap available anywhere yet? I had my alarm set to 8:15, expecting a landing at 8:40  :(

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Any landing recording/recap available anywhere yet? I had my alarm set to 8:15, expecting a landing at 8:40  :(

It was transmitting pictures live.. I assume the software dumped intermediate frames (if the TT indicated it was still transmitting the previous frame), and is no longer transmitting the images taken. But if not, we haven't had a video of the descent imagery yet - so I'd say - watch the live stream..

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Showing rover deployment mechanism.

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CCTV - Discussing Rover activity and control. Stereo imaging, laser range finding, three month lifespan.
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Was Chang'e-3 landing at 13:11:18.695 UTC?

Yes, it was Andrey.

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Congrats to China on a successful Moon Landing!
Finally got to see one live! Now looking forward to photos and video, probably tmw.
- "Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist." - Indiana Jones

Any landing recording/recap available anywhere yet? I had my alarm set to 8:15, expecting a landing at 8:40  :(

It was transmitting pictures live.. I assume the software dumped intermediate frames (if the TT indicated it was still transmitting the previous frame), and is no longer transmitting the images taken. But if not, we haven't had a video of the descent imagery yet - so I'd say - watch the live stream..

Okay, I didn't realize it didn't transmit proper video of the landing. That makes me feel a bit better then, hopefully the video comes soon.

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now control center prepare to take first picture from moon.

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Today Chang'e 3 landed on the Moon on the one year anniversary of Chang'e 2 flying by the asteroid (4179) Toutatis.

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Amazing that they were able to get on the surface 30 minutes faster than expected.

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CCTV - Hoping for more than 3 month lifespan for the rover. Noting temperature range on the Moon.

Nuclear battery.
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Talking about surviving Lunar night.
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Was Chang'e-3 landing at 13:11:18.695 UTC?

Yes, it was Andrey.

Thanks, Rui! And 12:59:52.128? Beginning of descent?

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Preparing for Rover deployment.
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CCTV - discussing extending lander's direction antenna.

Discussing what needs to be done for preparation of rover for separation from Lander.
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Deploying ramps.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Rover deployment sequence

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