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31. MSL sites, comet outbursts, and other stuff

(Web Page; Thu Jun 12 16:06:00 CDT 2014)

I'm back at the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) landing site selection meeting in Pasadena, having missed yesterday's discussions of various landing sites. I am going to be getting some notes from a friend, but in the meantime, I'd like to...

Description: The latest on MSL landing sites, a look at comet outbursts, and links to other stuff.

32. Chang'e 3 undergoing thermal vacuum testing

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

A member of the NASASpaceflight.com forum has posted a large set of photos taken during Chang'E 3 thermal vacuum testing. They are all watermarked "China Space News" which is, as near as I can tell, a Chinese magazine -- I am hoping that...

Description: China's lunar lander and rover are undergoing some of their last major tests and so are nearly ready for launch.

33. Chang'e 3 landing tomorrow 13:40 UT, earlier than previously reported

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

According to numerous Chinese news reports, Chang'e 3's landing on the Moon is now scheduled to begin at 21:40 Beijing time on December 14, which is 13:40 UT or 05:40 PT. That's about two hours earlier than previously stated. Once decele...

Description: According to numerous Chinese news reports, Chang'e 3's landing on the Moon is now scheduled to begin at 21:40 Beijing time on December 14, which is 13:40 UT or 05:40 PT. That's about two hours earlier than previously stated.

34. A few random items from last week

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

But before the space news, let me mention that I will be hosting the Carnival of Space this Thursday! If you've said something interesting about space, go read the instructions for submission.A reader pointed out to me, after my remark ...

Description: A few random items from last week

35. Chang'E 2 update: in orbit and returning data

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:34:00 CDT 2012)

From Yong-Chun Zheng at National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences have come several updates on the status of China's second lunar orbiter, Chang'E 2. Chang'E 2 launched successfully on October 1 at 10:59:57 UTC. ...

Description: Chang'E 2 update: in orbit and returning data

36. LRO has arrived in Florida; LCROSS has shipped

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

A pile of pictures at the Kennedy Space Center Media Gallery documents the safe arrival of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at Astrotech, the private company where it'll undergo its final assembly and testing. As of this moment there's 22 p...

Description: LRO has arrived in Florida; LCROSS has shipped

37. Chang'e 2 deploys its solar panels (video)

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:20:00 CST 2019)

Original video source

Description: On October 1, 2010, shortly after launch, Chang'E 2 deploys its solar panels, an event witnessed by an engineering camera. In this video, a computer simulation shows the event and the position of the camera; then the video from the onboard camera is shown. The spring-deployed panels sway back and forth gently after deployment. After the swaying has damped, the spacecraft rolls and suddenly the brilliant ball of Earth swings into view. The camera's exposure adjusts for the brightness of Earth's clouds.

38. What's up in the solar system for the week of May 5

(Web Page; Mon Apr 18 22:50:00 CDT 2016)

Here's what's happening on active planetary missions this week. At Saturn, Cassini is at apoapsis today, beginning rev 67 (which will actually be its 68th complete orbit of Saturn). Like revs 63-66, rev 67 will a 9.6-day, steeply inclin...

Description: Here's what's happening on active planetary missions this week.

39. Chang'e 3 ready to launch to the Moon

(Web Page; Fri Jun 01 10:54:00 CDT 2018)

Another brief mission status update: Here's China's official announcement that Chang'e 3 is set to launch tomorrow -- December 2 at 01:30 China time, or December 1 at 17:30 UT / 09:30 PT. I first reported this as just a rumor, but it's n...

Description: A brief update on Chang'e 3, which is scheduled for launch December 2 at 01:30 China time, or December 1 at 17:30 UT / 09:30 PT.

40. What's up in the solar system for the week of November 10

(Web Page; Wed Aug 29 15:51:00 CDT 2012)

With the whirlwind of events taking place across the solar system throughout October, I couldn't find the time to keep up with my erstwhile weekly updates of events across the solar system. Things have quieted down again, so I can take ...

Description: What's up in the solar system for the week of November 10

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