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Re: Chinese Lunar Exploration Program
« Reply #4 on: 01/02/2010 10:17 pm »
"ultimately they want to build an observatory on the surface"

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Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe
« Reply #5 on: 01/13/2010 09:07 pm »
China plans to launch Cheng'e-2 in October or at the end of 2010.

From People's Daily: Chang'e-2 Satellite's camera resolution reaches 1 meter.

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Re: Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe - October 2010
« Reply #7 on: 05/18/2010 11:38 am »
It will drop an object for raising up moon dust.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/tech/2010-05/07/content_13472598.htm   (in Chinese)

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Re: Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe - October 2010
« Reply #8 on: 05/18/2010 05:00 pm »
2013 still given for the soft lander, Chang'e 3.
If they meet it, and unless GLXP gets there before that, it will be a 37 year gap between lunar soft landings.
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Re: Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe - October 2010
« Reply #9 on: 05/19/2010 03:38 pm »
Chang'e-3 rover (2013, 120kg, 20kg payload) has been finished.
Chang'e-4 rover (2015?) entered prototype phase.
http://www.chinanews.com.cn/gn/news/2010/04-09/2217871.shtml  (in Chinese)

Soft landing is not the final, associate the progresses of Chang'e, ShenZhou, TianGong station, Long March 5 rocket, WenChang launch center, it seems CNSA very expects manned landing before 2030.
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Re: Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe - October 2010
« Reply #11 on: 08/03/2010 05:13 pm »
Some rumors on the 9ifly Chinese space forum point to a possible launch in September of the Change'-2 Moon probe.

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Re: Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe - October 2010
« Reply #13 on: 09/09/2010 11:35 am »
According to CCTV, the prelaunch tests have been completed on the Chang'e-2 lunar probe.

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Re: Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe - October 2010
« Reply #14 on: 09/14/2010 02:47 pm »
Maybe we can watch the launch during Mid-Autumn or National Day holidays.
If not now, then when;
if not here, then where.

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Re: Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe - October 2010
« Reply #15 on: 09/17/2010 12:59 pm »
Maybe we can watch the launch during Mid-Autumn or National Day holidays.

That would be good!

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Re: Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe - October 2010
« Reply #16 on: 09/20/2010 02:57 pm »
According to Wuwei Ren, the chief architect of China's lunar exploration program, the "Chang'e-2" lunar probe preparations are progressing smoothly and now has entered the final stages of launch preparation. Sources said the probe could be launched during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

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Re: Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe - October 2010
« Reply #17 on: 09/20/2010 03:02 pm »
From Chinese philatelic source (dated September 17), the launch is planned for "the first  third of October" from Xichang

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Re: Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe - October 2010
« Reply #18 on: 09/20/2010 04:54 pm »
Launch window for Chang'e-2: September 30 to October 3, possibly on the early morning of September 30.

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Re: Chang'e-2 - China's second lunar probe - October 1st, 2010
« Reply #19 on: 09/23/2010 08:46 am »
Chang'e-2 has entered the clinical phase of pre-launch countdown.

Launch is schedule for October 1st, China National Day.

 

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