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China's lunar mission

Started by maurice clark, 10/22/2007 06:53AM
Posted 10/22/2007 06:53AM Opening Post
China is due to launch its latest space mission this week. It will be the Chang'e 1 mission to the Moon.

Press release is here: http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.sina.com.cn%2Fc%2F2007-10-16%2F142514098172.shtml&langpair=zh%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools

Planetary Society weblog here: http://planetary.org/blog/article/00001195/

Some piccies of the booster and launch site here: http://www.china.org.cn/english/China/228927.htm

Japan has a mission orbiting the Moon now. China to launch this week. India to launch a Moon mission soon. LRO to go next year! Looks like lunar exploration is finally becoming vogue again!

Cheers,

Maurice

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Posted 10/24/2007 07:19AM #1
Hi all,

Seems like China's moon probe launch this morning went well.

Here is a BBC news report on it with video footage.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7059356.stm

Cheers,

Maurice

* Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a day.
* Teach a man to use the internet and he won't bother you for weeks.