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1. Chang'e 1 in final science orbit

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

Having successfully entered lunar orbit on Monday, Chang'e 1 has quickly modified its trajectory into its science orbit, a 127-minute, polar orbit 200 kilometers above the surface of the Moon, according to a story from the Xinhua news ag...

Description: Chang'e 1 in final science orbit

2. Successful launch for Chang'e 1!

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

In the fourth planetary liftoff this year (following Phoenix, Dawn, and Kaguya), China's Chang'e 1 launched successfully from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan at 10:05 UTC.scitech.people.com.cnChang'e 1 lifts offChang'e 1 began...

Description: Successful launch for Chang'e 1!

3. Chang'e 1 is now in orbit!

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

At 03:37 UTC today, Chinese mission controllers successfully commanded the Chang'e 1 spacecraft into lunar orbit, according to chinaview.cn. There are now two spacecraft orbiting the Moon, Chang'e 1 and Kaguya, and China is now a member...

Description: Chang'e 1 is now in orbit!

4. New images from Chang'e 1

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

A website called clep.org.cn has been posting new images and data from Chang'e 1 every couple of days. Because it's pretty hard to get these things to show up on Google searches, I have now made a page that will (hopefully) maintain a (...

Description: New images from Chang'e 1

5. Chang'e 1 launching October 22-25

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

EDIT: Another update: The launch time has been formally announced as October 24, 2007 at 10:05 UTC (03:05 PDT).Wang Chun just sent me another email pointing me to a Chinese news story that announces that Chang'e 1 is launching in a week!...

Description: Chang'e 1 launching October 22-25

6. The Chang'e 1 mission is over

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

According to this item from the Xinhua news agency, the first Chinese lunar orbiter, Chang'e 1, was intentionally de-orbited and crashed into the Moon today, at 08:13 UTC March 1, 2009. They gave its impact location as 1.5 degrees south...

Description: The Chang'e 1 mission is over

7. Anticipating the launch of Chang'e 1

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

It appears likely that, within two weeks, China will be following Japan to the Moon with the launch of Chang'e 1. The official launch date has not yet been announced, but the Chinese government is now selling tickets to a public viewing...

Description: Anticipating the launch of Chang'e 1

8. Update on Chang'e 1 launch

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

I've just received an email from my friend Wang Chun, who says that after a train journey lasting two nights, he finally arrived in Xichang, home to China's launch complex, this morning. He said there is light rain falling, but that the...

Description: Update on Chang'e 1 launch

9. Chang'e 1 returns its first image from the Moon

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

On Monday, with much pomp and circumstance (and rightfully so), Chinese premier Wen Jiabao unveiled the first image returned from the Moon by the Chang'e 1 orbiter, China's first spacecraft to depart Earth orbit. That's something only R...

Description: Chang'e 1 returns its first image from the Moon

10. China to launch Chang'E 2 on Friday, October 1

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

Via the Lunar Listserv this morning I learned of the impending launch of a new lunar orbiter, Chang'E 2, planned for this Friday, October 1, from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan. If I understand things correctly, most of the ...

Description: China to launch Chang'E 2 on Friday, October 1

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