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21. Chang'e 3 on its way to the Moon

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:45:00 CST 2019)

Description: Just after separation from its third stage rocket on December 1, 2013, the Chang'e 3 lander fires attitude adjustment rockets to trim its course toward the Moon, with a sunrise Earth in the background.

22. No, the Chang'e image isn't fake! -- but there's no new feature in it, either

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:10:00 CDT 2012)

An update to this story is posted here.pparently there is a rumor circulating on the Internet that the Chang'e 1 image released last week was faked, that it looks too similar to a "2005 NASA photo;" the rumor was written up in a Reuters ...

Description: No, the Chang'e image isn't fake! -- but there's no new feature in it, either

23. China invites public on-board its robotic missions; and how to download Chang'e data

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

China plans a busy future in robotic space exploration. As Emily has mentioned on this blog already, the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) has finally confirmed the plan of sending Chang'e 4 to the far side of the moon by 2020. Ch...

Description: China plans a busy future in robotic space exploration. Besides the scientific merit, what interests me most about the upcoming Chang'e 4 mission is their intention to get the public involved.

24. More on the Chang'e image flap

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:10:00 CDT 2012)

So the story that I wrote about the Chang'e image not being fake but also containing a small processing error has been propagating across the Internet -- it showed up in Alan Boyle's Cosmic Log on MSNBC, on John Borland's Wired Science b...

Description: More on the Chang'e image flap

25. Chang'e 3 launch highlights and lander separation (video)

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:00:00 CDT 2018)

Description: Chang'e 3 launched toward the Moon on December 1, 2013. Less than an hour after launch, the Chang'e 3 lander separated from its third stage and departed for the Moon, with the crescent Earth as a backdrop. A few seconds in to the video, a sun glint off the spacecraft produces a blinding flare to the camera. Afterward, the third stage was deliberately rolled to capture Earth in its camera field of view.

26. Chandrayaan-1 launch delayed to July

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:02:00 CDT 2012)

From the Press Trust of India comes the news that India is delaying the launch of its first lunar orbiter, Chandrayaan-1, from April to the first week in July. It sounds like they are experiencing delays in the tricky process of integra...

Description: Chandrayaan-1 launch delayed to July

27. Chang'e 5 test vehicle "Xiaofei" lands successfully

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

Xinhua news reported today the successful landing of the Chang'e 5 test vehicle. It landed in Inner Mongolia, in the same region used for landing by the Shenzhou capsules of China's human spaceflight program. The capsule was located with...

Description: The Chang'e 5 test vehicle landed successfully in Inner Mongolia today after an 8-day mission. It demonstrated technology that China plans to use for automated sample return by the Chang'e 5 mission in 2017.

28. Chang'e 5 test vehicle maps future sample return site

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

This summer the Chinese space agency has been making progress toward its planned 2017 launch of the Chang'e 5 robotic sample return mission, performing low-altitude imaging of the future landing site. According to an article from the Chi...

Description: This summer the Chinese space agency has been making progress toward its planned 2017 launch of the Chang'e 5 robotic sample return mission, performing low-altitude imaging of the future landing site.

29. UPDATED: China successfully launched test mission for Chang'e 5 program today

(Web Page; Fri May 18 14:31:00 CDT 2018)

UPDATE: The launch has been successful. Here is a cell phone video of the launch, and a picture from Xinhua news. Earth-moon round trip! China's test spacecraft enters expected orbit http://t.co/GBBsfB0xcv pic.twitter.com/HIt97ZiSNd &md...

Description: China launched to the Moon today! The spacecraft will have a brief, 8-day mission, out to the Moon and back. It is an engineering test for the technology that the future Chang'e 5 sample return mission will need to return its precious samples to Earth.

30. Kaguya: both mini-satellites deployed and renamed

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:11:00 CDT 2012)

JAXA announced today the successful deployment of the second of Kaguya's two mini-satellites. And, in what seems to be a traditional act of the Japanese space program following the "launch" of a spacecraft, they have given "nicknames" o...

Description: Kaguya: both mini-satellites deployed and renamed

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