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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #60 on: 01/02/2019 10:56 pm »
Faithfully watching CGTN (see above) but no mention of Chang'E 4 in the last four hours!
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #61 on: 01/02/2019 11:25 pm »
CGTN talking about climate change and the economics of it. Not even a brief mention of Chang'e 4 in the last 24 hours!! :(
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #62 on: 01/02/2019 11:27 pm »
I also have CCTV 10 on but that appears to be a Chinese-language channel even though it's listed as "science and education".
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #63 on: 01/02/2019 11:27 pm »
Here's the link to the various CCTV channels which you can watch live. I'm currently watching CCTV13, which is showing the news, but nothing on Chang'e 4 yet.

http://tv.cctv.com/live/cctv13/
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #64 on: 01/02/2019 11:32 pm »
Here's the link to the various CCTV channels which you can watch live. I'm currently watching CCTV13, which is showing the news, but nothing on Chang'e 4 yet.
http://tv.cctv.com/live/cctv13/

Thank you ...... don't they speak Chinese well? ;)
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #65 on: 01/02/2019 11:42 pm »

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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #66 on: 01/02/2019 11:44 pm »
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #67 on: 01/02/2019 11:46 pm »
Found this on Twitter, a Weibo link that is supposed to have coverage: http://weibo.com/u/1822161445

Hat tip to @yezqids

My Chinese language skills are unfortunately nonexistent. If anyone can translate that, that would be great :)
« Last Edit: 01/02/2019 11:47 pm by Bubbinski »
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #68 on: 01/02/2019 11:47 pm »
15 minutes to landing. CCTV13 is talking about Brexit!
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #69 on: 01/02/2019 11:52 pm »
My Chinese language skills are unfortunately nonexistent. If anyone can translate that, that would be great :)

Mine too, so I use Bing Translator. No recent updates though.

http://www.bing.com/translator/

Eight minutes to landing. Another site to watch is the CASC Weibo account.

https://www.weibo.com/casc
« Last Edit: 01/02/2019 11:53 pm by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #70 on: 01/02/2019 11:56 pm »
When I check the Weibo links, is there any way to order them by date?

Will check CCTV 13 shortly - just checked, itís on commercial.
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I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #71 on: 01/02/2019 11:58 pm »
It should be beginning the vertical descent shortly from now.
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #72 on: 01/03/2019 12:00 am »
What is Chinese for "left hand down a bit"?   (For fans of a certain era of BBC radio programmes.)
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #73 on: 01/03/2019 12:07 am »
Some latest rumors points to a landing time closer to 02:00 UTC.
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #74 on: 01/03/2019 12:09 am »
CCTV is showing something with a bunch of generals sitting through a speech.

2:00 am UTC would be 7 pm Mountain
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #75 on: 01/03/2019 12:09 am »
Some latest rumors points to a landing time closer to 02:00 UTC.
Could you point us to the source of those rumours?

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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #76 on: 01/03/2019 12:12 am »
CGTN is finally having an item about the mission shortly! EDIT: John Zarella is speaking.

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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #77 on: 01/03/2019 12:12 am »
With an orbital period of ~114 minutes the landing predictions suggest that Chang'E 4 would be passing over the lunar near side at 02:00 UT.
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #78 on: 01/03/2019 12:16 am »
CGTN coverage.
"We'll know within the next few hours if they've been successful."

Landing will likely be at 9 pm EST.

https://twitter.com/AJ_FI/status/1080633599492345857
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #79 on: 01/03/2019 12:18 am »
CGTN talking to their correspondent John Zarrella (sp?) in Orlando (Florida) re: imminent landing.

They've since moved on to New Horizons coverage.
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The big news in China, according to themselves, re: "generals listening to speech", is the 40th anniversary of the "Message to Compatriots" in Taiwan--re: re-unification.  Said officers and party members were attending a speech of the PRC President.
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