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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #80 on: 01/03/2019 12:19 am »
Keith on the telly:

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #81 on: 01/03/2019 01:11 am »
OK, we didn't need three "supposed to be now". We know 02:00 was the latest rumor. If someone has information, they'll post it. We don't need random "anything happening?". Leave it to guys like GP etc to trawl the Chinese sites and see if there's an update.

Trimmed, because I'm putting my foot down, the foot is down. ;)
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #82 on: 01/03/2019 01:15 am »
Landing in progress apparently, official confirmation soon

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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #83 on: 01/03/2019 01:20 am »
New rumor, there will be an announcement in 1 min.

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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #84 on: 01/03/2019 01:22 am »
CGTN update. Hasn't landed yet (I think!).
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #85 on: 01/03/2019 01:23 am »
Chief Designer.
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #86 on: 01/03/2019 01:24 am »
Chang'e 4 Chief Designer.
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #87 on: 01/03/2019 01:29 am »
Starting to see a few posts on Chinese social media that landing has occurred, from several different accounts. I can't judge if they are reliable sources though.
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #88 on: 01/03/2019 01:29 am »
9ifly is reporting a successful landing (according to a Weibo account).

http://www.9ifly.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=13029&page=62&authorid=1763

has been said to have been successful (Weibo NASA enthusiasts)
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #89 on: 01/03/2019 01:30 am »
CGTN update. Hasn't landed yet (I think!).

<personal speculation>
They could be covering on an X-minute delay, so to speak, to ensure a successful landing before reporting on it.  None of the coverage that I've seen or heard about here has mentioned a projected/accomplished landing time.

Further on that, they may have STARTED pre-landing coverage only after having confirmation of a successful landing.
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They could announce a successful landing very soon, at the return to the newscast on the half-hour.
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No, CGTN is covering the 40th anniversary of PRC/USA diplomatic relations and the current "trade war."
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Given adjacent/following posts in this thread, I suspect that we'll see news of the successful landing at the turn-of-the-hour at 03:00 UTC.

No, CGTN opens 03:00 UTC newscast with news of the disastrous floods and landslides in the Philippines.

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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #90 on: 01/03/2019 01:34 am »
Starting to see a few posts on Chinese social media that landing has occurred, from several different accounts. I can't judge if they are reliable sources though.

https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1080653422083203073
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #91 on: 01/03/2019 01:37 am »
twitter.com/Yeqzids/status/1080653574818783234

Andrew Jones Retweeted
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So around 0230 UT someone who might have access to credible sources just said #ChangE4 has been successfully landed. Further confirmation pending.
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #92 on: 01/03/2019 01:39 am »
twitter.com/AJ_FI/status/1080654497356152834

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Lots of noise that Chang'e-4 has landed successfully (with a time of 10:26 Beijing time/02:26 UTC being given). Waiting for something official.
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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #93 on: 01/03/2019 01:40 am »
Administrator of 9ifly says it has been confrimed, you can strart the celebration.
http://www.9ifly.cn/thread-13029-62-1.html

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #94 on: 01/03/2019 01:41 am »
Need Chinese State Media or an official source to say it before we can call it (as a media outlet). Certainly sounding positive!

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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #95 on: 01/03/2019 02:11 am »
Nearly....but they deleted the tweet!!

https://twitter.com/benoitsclx/status/1080661919009259521

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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #96 on: 01/03/2019 02:12 am »
Great, CGTN just signed off for 45 minutes with Chang'e-4 as the very last news item. Well, I guess it means we'll get an update at the top of their news hour?


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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #97 on: 01/03/2019 02:13 am »
Tweet from CGTN

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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #98 on: 01/03/2019 02:13 am »
CGTN finished their news program, 03:00-03:15 UTC, with verbal mention of the Chang'e-4 landing as upcoming.
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Wow, the newscaster's script apparently deviated from the on-screen graphics!
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Time for Chinese sports coverage! Includes Premiere League coverage! ;D
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03:30 coverage will, again, focus on the 40th anniversary of the "Message to Compatriots" in Taiwan, re: re-unification.  So, CGTN may cover a successful Chang'e-4 landing in the 04:00 UTC newscast?
04:00 UTC = 12:00 noon BST--the noon-time news.
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Asking here to prevent cluttering the update thread:
Does a 02:26 UTC landing time match a landing time derived by orbital mechanics--a sub-orbital descent from the final orbit to the vicinity of VK crater?

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Re: Chang'e-4 lunar operations
« Reply #99 on: 01/03/2019 02:14 am »
CGTN finished their news program, 03:00-03:15 UTC, with mention of the Chang'e-4 landing as upcoming.

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