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A near disaster for ShenZhou-5?
« on: 08/13/2007 11:07 AM »
From Xinhua; First manned mission threatened by communication blackout

Some interesting considerations about the frist manned Chinese flight and also about the previous unmanned missions.

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RE: A near disaster for ShenZhou-5?
« Reply #1 on: 08/14/2007 03:13 PM »
A pretty confused report.  What does "Precise positioning of the spacecraft enabled officers to properly control the slow-down parachute" mean?  They're surely not depending on ground commands to deploy the recovery parachutes.

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Re: A near disaster for ShenZhou-5?
« Reply #2 on: 08/16/2007 03:28 PM »
This is rather confusing, since I recall that there was reporting of the Shenzhou landing in real time. I suspect that this is a very badly translated account.

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