U.S. media have speculated that China’s moon probe may be implied by the strategic intent of the space
Data Figure: Domestic lunar surface detector model Photo: doors wide
World Wide Web (microblogging) intern reporter Guo Wenjing reported in August this year, China’s second lunar probe satellite satellites, “Chang-e two No. “controlled precisely into orbit around the Lagrange point L2, this marks the” Chang-e II “expansion of successful completion of the experiment. The media speculated that the United States, “Chang-e II” will be a new task or expand in space Chinese symbol of strength, the report also quoted experts as saying the United States, China’s lunar exploration not only for scientific research, may also contain “strategy intent. ”
U.S. Microsoft National Broadcasting Company (MSNBC) website on October 26 reported that, “Chang-e II” after 77 days of flight in the world for the first time starting from the lunar orbit, from Earth into a controlled and accurate about 1.5 million km away, the sun and the Earth gravitational balance point – Lagrange L2 point around the track. This makes China the world following the ESA and the United States after the third visit L2 point countries and organizations.
report quoted the U.S. ? University of Texas astronomer Dan Lester’s words: “For the ‘Chang-e II’, to get into orbit around the Lagrange point L2, and not spend too much energy, Once in a while you reach the other Lagrange point and will not spend too much energy, so that for China to enhance capacity in this area is very meaningful. “
Lester said, If you want to be in the vicinity of the moon and Earth clever military exercises, then this experiment will bring great convenience. He said: “The plot sounds very interesting, but in practice the decision not surprised … This is a very good experiment.”
American Heritage Foundation, a China expert Cheng Dean to China, “Chang-e two number “of the lunar exploration mission as a national pride, scientific exploration, a mixture of political motivation, ie the level in the first world countries act within. He said: “Space has a clear high-tech aura, is an important opportunity to achieve this goal.”
report said, about the extent to which the Lagrangian point can also be used to “strengthen China’s military operations in space, “explains Dean Cheng, from the Lagrangian point of view of strategic military purposes,” the use of the L-point has some interesting ideas which can be used for in-orbit spare satellites stops can also be used to resist outer space orbital launch anti-satellite weapons, such as geostationary satellites used for resistance, if you think the potential for conflict, and when it happens like this in the conflict to seize the initiative on the matter, then you may want to further advance somewhere layout system, they can not detect much to you, and they also difficult to replace. “Cheng Dean stressed that” However, this is only speculation. “