Thursday, December 12, 2013
...china is moon rovering...! i would like to know the real truth...!
China's moon rover arrives in lunar orbit
An exact time for the Chinese rover to land has not been revealed, but the European Space
Agency predicts it'll land on the moon around Dec. 14.
By Stephen Clark, Spaceflight Now for SPACE.com
Mon, Dec 09 2013 at 9:57 AM
Less than five days after leaving Earth atop a blazing Long March launcher, China's Chang'e 3 spacecraft reached lunar orbit on Friday, Dec. 6, to prepare for an historic rocket-assisted touchdown in the moon's Bay of Rainbows later this month.
Outfitted with a six-wheeled robotic rover and smarts to avoid hazards in the landing zone, Chang'e 3 is China's boldest unmanned space mission to date, extending feats achieved by a pair of lunar orbiters launched in 2007 and 2010.
The four-legged lander fired its propulsion system for six minutes and braked into orbit around the moon at 0953 GMT (4:53 a.m. EST) Friday, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency. [How China's Chang'e 3 Moon Rover Works (Infographic)]
The craft lifted off Dec. 1 on a Long March 3B rocket, which put the probe on a direct four-and-a-half day trajectory from Earth to the moon.
The spacecraft is now flying 100 kilometers, or about 60 miles, above the moon, Xinhua reported.
...if there was anything to do or Rover around on the Moon, or "really do it"...! then Russia and USA would not have stopped "going there"...!
...i suppose the China has to find out for themselves, the truth, or whatever...