Three of China’s Chang-e in 2013 will carry the lunar rover (Figure)
” Chang-e III “satellite model.
our exclusive interview with China Academy of Space Technology Industry Minister Wen Zhong Yan
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our “Chang-e II” is lunar flight, China’s future moon landing, “Chang-e III” model also appeared in Zhuhai Air Show. Yesterday, the China Academy of Space Technology Industry Minister Wen Zhong Yan exclusive interview with this reporter, said, according to plan, “Chang-e III” 2013 will be the moon, “Chang-e III” The biggest feature is to carry a rover, achieve lunar surface exploration.
“Chang-e II” has not yet determined whether the collision month
fell down from the October 26, 15 km from the orbit of the moon, Chang E II will Rainbow Moon Bay area against “quick photo close-up” by this “macro photography” for the future about the moon’s Chang-e III to find the best end result. Wen Zhong Yan interview with this reporter, said the future of Chang-e 三号 moon landing point not only to prepare the Rainbow Bay area, Chang E 二号 will also point to other alternative close-ups.
Chang-e II design life is six months, but Yan Zhong Wen said, her real life much more than six months. Because neither landed nor return to Chang E II, is widely predicted she would hit on the final destination. However, Yan Zhong Wen said, is hit or stay on track so she naturally die in the not yet discussed. Scientists will need to be based on the late end of her.
“Chang-e III” in 2013 to carry the flag moon
Yan Zhong Wen said Chang-e III plan 2013 launch. As China’s third man-made satellites orbiting lunar satellite, Chang-e Three more will be equipped with special “skills”, will carry the lander and inspection devices (commonly known as “moon vehicle”), the rover from the lander to go down there, walk on the lunar surface, self-navigation, route selection, to find a suitable detection point, and the data back in order to achieve zero distance lunar exploration objectives.
China’s lunar exploration project is divided into three phases. The air show site exhibited three works Chang E project, and in front of several “Chang-e”, compared it includes lander, risers, the orbiter to return control of four parts. Lander samples collected after the lunar surface, carried off by the risers with the orbiter docking in lunar orbit, then return control back to the Earth’s surface, according to the plan implemented to achieve this goal by 2017.
dialogue Yan Zhong Wen:
Reporters: II ratio with Chang E, Chang E III What trick?
Yan Zhong Wen: Chang E III to a soft landing, she has complete autonomy highly intelligent navigation system, can choose the route to hedge.
Reporters: Chang-e III will flag the moon with it?
Yan Zhong Wen: We certainly hope that with something more up with the national flag in the account.
Reporter: Moon exploration project three if implemented in 2017, after the launch to collect lunar samples returned to Earth this period is how long?
Yan Zhong Wen: Sampling the process soon, as long as the implementation of this project will soon bring samples back to Earth.
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