Author Topic: LIVE: Chang'e-3 lunar probe and rover, CZ-3B - Xichang - December 1, 2013  (Read 472692 times)

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CCTV's interviewing someone from AAS, who drew a parallel between a "remote controlled" rover on the moon, with Apollo. I don't know if he gets the irony :P
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talking about the resources on the moon, including He3; deep space exploration, and a base.

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ESA estrack kourou has AOS

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Last set of pre-launch photos. Launch photos are already coming in.....  8)

And here they are!  8)
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ESA estrack kourou has AOS

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#Kourou station confirms receipt of signals in X-Band now CC

They said they will be using both S-band and X-band before.
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The vid posted just upthread cut away from the on rocket cam during the actual strap on booster separation. Anyone know a vid that has that? I'd like to see the actual separation... Thanks!

Oh, and congratulations to China!
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Last set of pre-launch photos. Launch photos are already coming in.....  8)

And here they are!  8)

Another set:  ;D
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Thanks!! we hope that very much too!

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Just watched the launch on CCTV-4 and it was KOOL!!!

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Congratulations to China for inserting Change'3 onto a lunar bound trajectory.
Hope all continues well over next few days and mid course trajectory changes and entry into an orbit about the Moon.


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Some xinhua news service reports  -  (it's nice to have the Chinese language ones to check what the actual
Chinese terms are for various parts of the mission).

http://news.xinhuanet.com/2013-12/02/c_118368562.htm
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2013-12/02/c_118368569.htm
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2013-12/02/c_118368558.htm - detailed launch report,
 gives separation time as 1748Z, orbit as 200 x 368000 km., 1818Z as solar array deploy time.


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Separation time was 17:48:59.742.
The detailed Xinhua report also lists orbit as 200 x 368000 km.
« Last Edit: 12/01/2013 07:49 pm by Liss »
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BTW, was this ever posted here ?

http://www.spaceflight101.com/change-3.html

Very detailed overview of all instruments.
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I'm going to look for ground videos from farther down track, and maybe Taiwan UFO reports?

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