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GravityWaves
post Aug 24 2006, 05:03 PM
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Lunar Programme To Be Open To World
Although China is still in the "initial stage" in tapping the moon and outer space when compared with the United States, Russia and Europe, the nation is catching up, Luan said.
http://www.spacedaily.com/dragonspace.html
The first phase of the Chang'e Project was solely accomplished by China through its own technology, products and designs, said Luan, former director of the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
However, lunar scientists from Europe, the United States and Russia have expressed their willingness to co-operate with China in its research of the moon and deep space exploration, he said.

Chinese scientists are assembling, integrating and testing to ensure that the mission of the nation's first lunar explorer, Chang'e-1, goes smoothly, a top space official said yesterday.
http://english.people.com.cn/200607/26/eng...726_286707.html
"Fundamental development has been achieved in all five related systems ranging from the satellite, the rocket, tracking and control, ground applications and the launch centre since it was approved two years ago," said Sun Laiyan, head of the China National Space Administration.
The lunar orbiter is scheduled to blast off next year from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sun said at the ongoing eighth International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG) Conference in Beijing.

The spacecraft will be 2350 kilograms in weight.
According to the plan, the program will go through four phases.

1. Send a satellite to orbit the Moon
2. Conduct exploration on the surface of the moon through the soft landing of a detector.
3. Collect Moon surface samples using a robot, which will then return to the Earth.
4. Manned missions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang'e_program
According to the schedule, detailed program design of the first step will be completed by September 2004. Research and development of a prototype probe and relevant testing of the probe will be finished before the end of 2005. Design, manufacture, general assembly, test and ground experiments of the lunar probe satellite will be finished before December 2006. In 2007 the Chang'e 1 will blast off.
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post Aug 23 2008, 08:01 PM
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I happen to have a 20K x 10k map (same Clementine/USGS Map A Planet source) lying around from an attempt to create a moon overlay for Google Earth; I have uploaded it in case it will be of use to anyone (it's centered 180 degrees off from the USGS ones, and is too big (104 Mb) for me to edit).

http://www.transferbigfiles.com/Get.aspx?i...a0-5913890be569

It should be available until the 28th.
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- GravityWaves   China to the Moon - Chang'e 1 and 2   Aug 24 2006, 05:03 PM
- - climber   Here's the link to China's lunar program :...   Oct 12 2006, 09:24 PM
- - PhilCo126   Well the Chinese will certainly get to the Moon, a...   Oct 13 2006, 05:29 PM
|- - GravityWaves   'People's Daily Opinion' http://englis...   Feb 28 2007, 08:31 PM
- - NMRguy   http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6423323....   Mar 7 2007, 08:08 AM
|- - yaohua2000   QUOTE (NMRguy @ Mar 7 2007, 04:08 PM) htt...   Mar 7 2007, 08:48 PM
- - elakdawalla   That was the plan, but the latest information I...   Mar 7 2007, 08:53 PM
- - dvandorn   You know what I find really fascinating? I'm ...   Mar 8 2007, 01:41 AM
- - edstrick   Perhaps the most interesting data from Chang'e...   Mar 8 2007, 09:20 AM
- - remcook   Lunar Diviner will go up to 200 micron... http://...   Mar 8 2007, 10:00 AM
- - edstrick   "Lunar Diviner will go up to 200 micron...   Mar 9 2007, 06:24 AM
- - AlexBlackwell   Excerpt from the June 11, 2007, issue of Aviation ...   Jun 12 2007, 11:13 PM
- - kenny   Chang'e launch appears to be imminent. The cr...   Oct 13 2007, 09:16 AM
|- - ustrax   QUOTE (kenny @ Oct 13 2007, 10:16 AM) Cha...   Oct 13 2007, 12:57 PM
|- - nprev   QUOTE (kenny @ Oct 13 2007, 02:16 AM) Cha...   Oct 14 2007, 01:06 AM
|- - yaohua2000   QUOTE (nprev @ Oct 14 2007, 09:06 AM) Huh...   Oct 14 2007, 04:05 PM
- - nprev   Thanks for the info, Yao. Gee, that's sure no...   Oct 15 2007, 01:44 AM
- - SpaceListener   Does the China Agency Space follow same rules as t...   Oct 15 2007, 10:19 PM
|- - yaohua2000   QUOTE (SpaceListener @ Oct 16 2007, 06:19...   Oct 17 2007, 05:00 AM
|- - tedstryk   http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071022/ap_on_...8FC6....   Oct 22 2007, 04:58 PM
- - kenny   Now they have narrowed down and announced the date...   Oct 16 2007, 09:55 PM
- - yaohua2000   I have arrived in Xichang city at 2007-10-24 08:02...   Oct 24 2007, 03:25 AM
- - mchan   It would be good if you can blog the launch. The ...   Oct 24 2007, 04:50 AM
- - 4th rock from the sun   China's CCTV-9 channel is broadcasting live ...   Oct 24 2007, 09:24 AM
|- - ngunn   QUOTE (4th rock from the sun @ Oct 24 2007, 1...   Oct 24 2007, 09:50 AM
- - Toma B   FLASH: CHINA'S LUNAR PROBE CHANG'E-1 BLAST...   Oct 24 2007, 10:20 AM
- - 4th rock from the sun   I'm watching via satellite :-) So far so good,...   Oct 24 2007, 10:31 AM
- - Toma B   First image of the launch! Full video of th...   Oct 24 2007, 10:33 AM
- - kenny   The spacecraft is now in a high earth orbit in pre...   Oct 24 2007, 10:52 AM
|- - ustrax   Congratulations to the People's Republic of Ch...   Oct 24 2007, 10:58 AM
- - remcook   everyone's going back to the moon! yay...   Oct 24 2007, 11:25 AM
|- - charborob   QUOTE (remcook @ Oct 24 2007, 07:25 AM) e...   Oct 24 2007, 01:54 PM
|- - tedstryk   I hope this is the beginning of a sustained effort...   Oct 24 2007, 02:54 PM
- - NMRguy   We indeed seem to be off to our second Renaissance...   Oct 24 2007, 11:32 AM
- - general   http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7059356.st...   Oct 24 2007, 11:53 AM
- - Toma B   Latest News: China's first lunar probe Chang...   Oct 24 2007, 12:52 PM
|- - GravityWaves   QUOTE (Toma B @ Oct 24 2007, 09:52 AM) La...   Dec 3 2007, 05:05 PM
- - GravityWaves   http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=5262 ...   Oct 24 2007, 01:00 PM
- - remcook   so far the chinese have kept their promises and th...   Oct 24 2007, 04:11 PM
- - nprev   Congrats & a big thank you to the people of Ch...   Oct 24 2007, 11:46 PM
- - Paolo   very nice ed on the Asian Moon race in today's...   Nov 1 2007, 11:15 AM
- - yaohua2000   Trip to Xichang, part 1   Nov 5 2007, 03:54 PM
|- - ustrax   In orbit!   Nov 5 2007, 04:23 PM
|- - RJG   yaohua2000, That's one heck of a train journe...   Nov 8 2007, 12:49 PM
- - PhilCo126   Moreover: ESA transmits first-ever telecommands to...   Nov 5 2007, 07:55 PM
- - charborob   Chang'e-1 reaches its final working orbit. htt...   Nov 7 2007, 04:56 AM
- - charborob   China to publish first picture of the Moon in 3 da...   Nov 23 2007, 03:00 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Here it is: http://www.cnsa.gov.cn/n615709/n62068...   Nov 26 2007, 03:04 AM
- - ngunn   I'm having no luck getting that picture. Anybo...   Nov 26 2007, 09:59 AM
- - djellison   The direct link ( http://www.cnsa.gov.cn/n615709/n...   Nov 26 2007, 10:17 AM
- - nprev   Got it. Now if I could only read the caption...   Nov 26 2007, 10:55 AM
|- - yaohua2000   QUOTE (nprev @ Nov 26 2007, 06:55 PM) Got...   Nov 27 2007, 04:07 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (yaohua2000 @ Nov 27 2007, 04:07 PM...   Nov 27 2007, 04:40 PM
- - Phil Stooke   From http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-11/......   Nov 26 2007, 01:51 PM
- - yaohua2000   This is a comparison between Chang'e 1's i...   Nov 27 2007, 04:14 PM
- - elakdawalla   yaohua2000, thank you so much for the link to the ...   Nov 27 2007, 06:35 PM
- - PhilCo126   Does that photo show the Biela crater and surround...   Nov 27 2007, 06:38 PM
- - elakdawalla   I'm just tracking that down now. With compari...   Nov 27 2007, 06:45 PM
|- - tedstryk   I am not sure, but I think it is colorized. Howev...   Nov 27 2007, 09:24 PM
- - charborob   Here's an interesting piece of news from Xinhu...   Dec 3 2007, 03:05 PM
- - djellison   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml...3/wch...   Dec 3 2007, 06:02 PM
- - Phil Stooke   The 'new' crater doesn't look at all f...   Dec 3 2007, 07:25 PM
- - Zvezdichko   Well, this photo is obviously *not* fake, because ...   Dec 3 2007, 08:24 PM
- - elakdawalla   Also, what NASA spacecraft would have taken a pict...   Dec 3 2007, 08:46 PM
|- - tedstryk   It is clearly a double image of the same crater, c...   Dec 3 2007, 09:44 PM
- - elakdawalla   Aha -- I figured it out! The apparent new fea...   Dec 3 2007, 09:36 PM
|- - tedstryk   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Dec 3 2007, 09:36 PM...   Dec 3 2007, 09:45 PM
- - nprev   Bravo...not only imagesmiths, but imagesleuths...   Dec 4 2007, 12:21 AM
- - nop   I found cool 3-D images taken by Chang'e at a ...   Dec 4 2007, 04:02 AM
- - Tom Tamlyn   Alan Boyle, MSNBC's science blogger, offers Em...   Dec 4 2007, 11:31 PM
- - mps   msnbc cosmic log says: "Lakdawalla's expl...   Dec 5 2007, 08:48 AM
|- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (mps @ Dec 5 2007, 12:48 AM) I woul...   Dec 5 2007, 06:46 PM
|- - Moon Saloon   .   Dec 6 2007, 02:52 AM
- - remcook   amazing story on the blog Emily. well done! Th...   Dec 5 2007, 02:40 PM
- - Phil Stooke   New Chang-e 1 images here: http://news.xinhuanet....   Dec 10 2007, 12:51 AM
- - elakdawalla   With a little help from some Chinese readers I fou...   Dec 10 2007, 05:18 PM
- - elakdawalla   Here's a pretty image: http://www.clep.org.cn/...   Dec 13 2007, 07:58 PM
|- - Paolo   Full inline quote removed --Emily It has also bee...   Dec 13 2007, 08:19 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Here's a link to a new Chang-e 1 image. A pol...   Jan 31 2008, 05:17 PM
- - PhilCo126   Nothing new 'Made in China' since last wee...   Feb 6 2008, 04:56 PM
- - elakdawalla   A very happy New Year to all our Chinese members...   Feb 6 2008, 05:18 PM
- - mps   Chang'e-2 to be launched around 2009   Feb 24 2008, 08:46 PM
- - Phil Stooke   A hint from a source I cannot identify... that Cha...   Mar 26 2008, 09:14 PM
|- - europanorama   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Mar 26 2008, 11:14 P...   May 22 2008, 12:49 AM
- - Phil Stooke   Only fair to add now that the hints I spoke of may...   May 22 2008, 01:11 AM
- - charborob   This short article on Xinhua news agency about Cha...   Jul 8 2008, 01:19 PM
- - Zvezdichko   http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/China_To...1_Dat...   Aug 4 2008, 04:47 PM
- - djellison   Sounds like it'll be a fairly controlled relea...   Aug 4 2008, 04:59 PM
- - PhilCo126   They planned to release something during the Games...   Aug 6 2008, 03:34 PM
- - Zvezdichko   Well, almost two weeks passed, and nothing new...   Aug 17 2008, 12:49 PM
- - Hungry4info   I remember a while back that someone found that on...   Aug 17 2008, 05:27 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (Hungry4info @ Aug 17 2008, 07:27 P...   Aug 17 2008, 09:05 PM
|- - scalbers   QUOTE (Hungry4info @ Aug 17 2008, 05:27 P...   Aug 17 2008, 09:46 PM
|- - Hungry4info   full inline quote removed That's the one I us...   Aug 17 2008, 11:57 PM
|- - Hungry4info   I found new toys at the USGS site. If anyone wants...   Aug 18 2008, 02:25 AM
- - scalbers   Thanks for your comments Hungry... I usually stic...   Aug 23 2008, 03:42 PM
- - jekbradbury   I happen to have a 20K x 10k map (same Clementine/...   Aug 23 2008, 08:01 PM
- - Phil Stooke   http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-11/...nt_10...   Nov 12 2008, 12:01 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Here's a bigger version http://images.spacere...   Nov 25 2008, 10:29 PM
- - djellison   Forgive my ignorance - but if it ever gets 'ou...   Nov 25 2008, 10:47 PM
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