Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-3 lunar probe and rover Lunar Landing December 14, 2013  (Read 456058 times)

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

This..this.. is brilliant.

Specifically because that 'discoloured' bit in the centre reminds me of this.
[youtube]ngTcUe1K7BI[/youtube]#t=1m50s
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EDIT: Yeah, yeah, I know it's probably just an optical artifact, but still...
« Last Edit: 12/14/2013 01:54 PM by AJA »

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

picture from Xinhua press

nice, I guess the rocky crater is the one at bottom left in this descent image

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And CCTV replay here

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nice, I guess the rocky crater is the one at bottom left in this descent image

Unlikely, that image seems to be taken from way up. If you look at the animated gif posted earlier, the lander converged to a location that has a smaller crater with some rocks immediately to the upper right of where the extrapolated landing site is.

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Longer replay with better audio here:

« Last Edit: 12/14/2013 02:19 PM by mlindner »
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Offline Chris Bergin

That was my first live lunar landing. I know we had the amazing MSL landing, but when those downward facing shots were coming in, I was reminded about my Dad telling me how he watched the Apollo 11 landing live. Not the same deal, but nearest synergy! The Moon hasn't lost its charm.

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I just want to thank this community for doing such a great job keeping on top of rapidly developing events in space exploration. This is a huge help!!

Here's a graphic of the landing location, from http://weibo.com/newsxh

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That was my first live lunar landing. I know we had the amazing MSL landing, but when those downward facing shots were coming in, I was reminded about my Dad telling me how he watched the Apollo 11 landing live. Not the same deal, but nearest synergy! The Moon hasn't lost its charm.

I followed all of the Apollo landings "live", twice on radio and the others on TV, and I got the same "buzz" with all of them - and the same for Chang'e 3.

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I just want to thank this community for doing such a great job keeping on top of rapidly developing events in space exploration. This is a huge help!!

On behalf of everyone contributing - as it's a big team effort - it's our pleasure, Emily! :)

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Are these genuine descent images?!?
http://bbs.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=redirect&goto=findpost&ptid=11199&pid=279447&fromuid=27122

They look more like LRO images croppings which simulate lander views.
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I followed all of the Apollo landings "live", twice on radio and the others on TV, and I got the same "buzz" with all of them - and the same for Chang'e 3.
I wasn't even born at the time of Apollo 11 landing, but watching its recording is always a great emotion! :-)
I think I watched it some dozens of time, but each time i feel adrenaline ipon arriving at 1201 alarm! :-)
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Many of you will get a chuckle out of the BBC excited coverage
https://soundcloud.com/bbc-world-service/newshour-live-commentary-of

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Many of you will get a chuckle out of the BBC excited coverage
https://soundcloud.com/bbc-world-service/newshour-live-commentary-of

Thanks for this, probably the closest that those of us who didn't witness Apollo live come to getting a sense of how it felt back then. Listening to audio only.

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Congrats to China.

Mars is the prize.

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Go China!! zhongguo jiayou!!

Looking forward to rover deployment  :P

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Go China!! zhongguo jiayou!!

Looking forward to rover deployment  :P

Yep! Me too! It has been a great day!
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Wanna know the latest from China's #ChangE3 #Moon landing? Check the special site of @XHNews: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/special/change3 or watch #CCTV

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Congrats to all of the teams--keep up the good work!


Offline Space Pete

Congrats China! First Lunar landing I've ever witnessed - but hopefully the first of many. :)
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