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Chang'e 4 farside landing mission
djellison
post Aug 6 2018, 04:10 PM
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I think those are just symptoms of SSTV ham radio downlink.
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post Aug 6 2018, 09:59 PM
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Yes, looking at it now I'm inclined to agree.

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post Sep 19 2018, 06:47 PM
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http://www.spaceflightfans.cn/39192.html#more-39192


Summarizing from the above link, using Google translation:


The Chang'e 4 rover will have a name soon. A competition was held starting on 15 August, and on 18 September a shortlist of the many submitted names was announced after a meeting in Beijing.


The shortlisted names are:

dream-by-dream
Guangming [= bright or brightness]
Yutu No.2
exploration
journey
elf
fearless
Wangshu (one of the former kingdoms of China 1000 years ago)
walker
golden rabbit


(the first one looks like a bad translation)

The final name will be picked in October.


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post Sep 19 2018, 06:55 PM
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Golden rabbit sounds really fun! It has my vote (for what it's worth...)
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post Sep 19 2018, 11:56 PM
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post Sep 20 2018, 02:34 PM
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My Chinese is just ok, but I would translate them like so:

逐梦 = Dream Chaser
光明 = Bright (literally, but also as in a bright future)
玉兔二号 = Jade Rabbit #2
探索 = Explorer
征途 = Trek (like a long voyage, but not the same word as in Star Trek, oddly)
精灵 = Genius
无畏 = Fearless
望舒 = To Spread Across the Moon / To Spread Our Hopes (this one is sort of a subtle pun that's hard to translate)
行者 = Walker (as in the sense of walking the Earth like an ancient monk)
金兔 = Gold Rabbit
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post Sep 20 2018, 05:35 PM
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Thanks!

And now Andrew Jones has these meanings:

逐梦 - Zhu Meng (chasing the dream, dream catching)
光明 - Brightness
玉兔二号 - Yutu II (Jade Rabbit 2)
探索 - Exploration
征途 - Expedition
精灵 - Genius (Fairy or elf)
无畏 - Fearless
望舒 - Wang Shu (a god that drives for the Moon in Chinese mythology; also can be used to refer to the Moon)
行者 - Stroller or Hiker
金兔 - Golden Rabbit

https://gbtimes.com/change-4-shortlist-of-1...s-space-program


EDIT: I would interpret 'genius' like the latin 'genius loci', or spirit of a place, associated with a place, rather than the modern English meaning of Genius.

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