Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-3 lunar probe and rover Lunar Landing December 14, 2013  (Read 457046 times)

Offline HappyMartian

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They seem to have conveniently overlooked Shuttle, Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity, Curiousity, ISS, and the other various NASA missions to Titan, Jupiter, Saturn etc.

Nasa hasn't exactly been idle.

Nope.

CCTV - Shuttle noted with video clip. Curiosity landing method discussed. Apollo clip shown.
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The only quibble that I have with the Chinese animations is why were meteors streaking in the sky?   There's no atmosphere to cause them to burn up!!!

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« Last Edit: 12/14/2013 01:05 PM by jumpjack »
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CCTV- British expert and commentator

John Zarnecki, notably responsible for the Surface Science Package on the Huygens probe to Titan.

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Congratulations to China. Welcome to the club.

Excellent coverage here as always. Very easy to catch up and relive the events.

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Actually the Chinese language channels of CCTV is still covering the mission (I can't post links to you though, I'm watching it on my telly). CCTV 4 is talking about the tracking stations on earth, noting the ESA contribution, as well as domestic and ship-based stations.

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Note:


CCTV News now showing interview with Ouyang Ziyuan.

Ouyang Ziyuan   Wikipedia
At: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouyang_Ziyuan

"Ouyang Ziyuan (simplified Chinese: 欧阳自远; traditional Chinese: 歐陽自遠; pinyin: Ōuyng Zyuǎn, born 1935) is a Chinese cosmochemist, geochemist and space advocate. :
 
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Would it be usefult to put link to my summary-page in first post ?
http://jumpjack.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/back-to-the-moon-chinese-mission-change3-with-yutu-rover-december-2013/


Apart from this, now that we lost official TV coverage, how can we continue following operations?
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https://twitter.com/esaoperations

Just after 13:16 UTC, ESA's Estrack station network detected #ChangE3 touch down in Moon. Congratulations to our Chinese colleagues!

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https://twitter.com/esaoperations

Highly precise 'delta-DOR' location tracking of China's Moon lander starts at 16:00 UTC. ESA tracking station support working as planned

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Any detail on scheduled time for rover deployment? I suppose it should be arounf 21:11 UTC...
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Firstly, congratulations to the Chinese space teams behind Chnage'3 mission on this, their first and successful soft lunar landing.

Like several oteres - if MCC animation are correct,it would seem Change 3 lander has touched down in Mare Imbrium. This is probably because of the earlier landing time and   lunar revolution that they selected.

The two images are of a MCC map and a lunar map (for 14th Dec 13)

Looking toward Jade Rabbit deployment in a few hours .   I'll be watching CCTV again - as well as NSF - around 17:00 GMT (it will be early Sunday morning Beijing time).


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Well done! 8) Wishing continued success with surface ops. :)
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Surveillance camera test taking photo


so we may expect can see some photo from lunar surface

any sign of it on Chinese CCTV?

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https://twitter.com/elakdawalla/status/411860136336949249
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Tune in for Chang'e 3 rover deploy at 21:00 UT / 13:00 PT RT @GuangLin_Galaxy: @elakdawalla Bingo! 21:00 GMT, CCTV!

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Some happy engineers in ESOCs Estrack control centre

The ESA and CNSA teams at ESOC celebrating today as Chang'E-3 lands on the lunar surface. Signal recording via ESA's New Norcia and Cebreros deep-space tracking stations will continue until 19:45 UTC, to obtain data that will help pinpoint the lander's position on the Moon. Well done, team!

http://blogs.esa.int/rocketscience/2013/12/14/some-happy-engineers-in-esocs-estrack-control-centre/

Image credit: ESA/E. Soerensen

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Surveillance camera test taking photo


so we may expect can see some photo from lunar surface

any sign of it on Chinese CCTV?

Here we go. color image from moon. take by surveillance camera of Chang'e 3

picture from Xinhua press
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Here we go. color image from moon. take by surveillance camera of Chang'e 3
Wow that fast. We are back on the moon
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Congratulations to China for this mission. They are fast catching up with excellent reliability record (for first deep space missions).

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Congratulations on this after so long away from the Lunar surface.

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