China plans to launch new lunar probe in 2017

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  1. Ray

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    China plans to launch new lunar probe in 2017

    BEIJING – China said Monday its plan to launch its fifth lunar probe in 2017 with the aim of bringing lunar soil and rock samples to Earth was on track after a successful moon landing of another space probe over the weekend.

    The Chang'e 5 mission would mark the third and final phase of China's robotic lunar exploration program and pave the way for possibly landing an astronaut on the moon after 2020.

    "Phase three will be a difficult task," said Wu Zhijian, spokesman for the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. They will have to master technologies to enable the probe to package samples and take off from the moon, and the high-speed re-entry technology that will allow it to return to Earth, Wu said.

    On Saturday, Chang'e 3 landed on the moon, marking the first soft landing of a space probe on the moon's surface in 37 years. The landing vehicle will conduct scientific examinations of the landing site for a year and the rover will move about and survey the moon's structure and look for natural resources.

    On Sunday, the Chang'e 3's separated landing vehicle and rover took photos of each other for about a minute, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The color images transmitted back to Earth showed the Chinese flag on the Yutu, or "Jade Rabbit" rover, named after a mythological creature.

    Xinhua said the two will have more chances in the coming days to take photos of each other at different angles.

    President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang were at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center to hear lunar program chief commander Ma Xingrui declare the Chang'e 3 mission a success, Xinhua reported.

    In a congratulatory message, the Communist Party's central committee, the State Council or China's Cabinet, and the Central Military Commission hailed the mission as a "milestone" in the development of China's space programs, a "new glory" in Chinese explorations and the "outstanding contribution" of China in mankind's peaceful use of space, Xinhua said.

    The Chang'e 3 landed on a relatively flat part of the moon known as Sinus Iridum, or the Bay of Rainbows, on Saturday evening, making China the third country to achieve such a landing after the former Soviet Union and United States.

    The Chang'e 3 mission is named after a mythical Chinese goddess of the moon and the Yutu rover, or "Jade Rabbit" in English, is the goddess' pet.

    Chang'e 4 is intended to be an improved version of the Chang'e 3 that will pave the way for the fifth probe.

    China's military-backed space program has made methodical progress in a relatively short time, although it lags far behind the United States and Russia in technology and experience.

    China plans to launch new lunar probe in 2017 | Fox News

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    Great.

    But the only concern that one may have is that soon they will whip out a manufactured map indicating some Chinese named Hu Flung Up in the went to the Moon during the 'X' Century and it was a part of the Qing Dynasty and hence, belongs to China!
     
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  3. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    From the article:

    Chinese military are blockheads. They care not for science.
     
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    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    not really.

    the future Chinese are gonna claim the moon for what Chinese are doing today.

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    Bully for CHinba.

    They have already claimed the world as theirs without any justifiable facts!
     
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    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    I believe centuries from now when Chinese claim the moon, you Indians are still having that whinning attitude.

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    The moon was part of which Chinese dynasty rule ??
     
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    The only thing left for China to do is claim they sent a probe to the moon in the 12th century with some fake lunar maps :troll:
     
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    please refer to my first post.

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    given India is unable to soft land a probe on the moon so far, that is what you Indians are most likely to do.

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    Really?

    Which Moon are you living in these says?

    Moonstruck with Moonshine?
     
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    Why not China can move out to moon asap.....
     
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    Gradually we will, what Chinese are doing today is the beginning of that goal.

    It is very likely that Chinese are going to live on the moon before Indians.

    I may not live that long to see Chinese colonizing the moon. But I can imagine what it's gonna be like when the future Chinese show the picture of YuTu rover to the future Indians, proving to them that Chinese activities on the moon go back to December 2013, the future Indians' responses are gonna be exactly what we are witnessing here, dismissing that picture as a fake one.

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    Because that doesnt make any sense to move out of the earth. We will live both on the moon and on the earth.

    By the way, your incorrect grammar may lead English learners like me to the wrong direction, please refrain yourself from making such idiotic grammar error.

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    This so called Asian space race is like the tale of Hare and the Tortoise, only in this case the hare is not going to sleep for the tortoise.
     
  16. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Ming Dynasty, Wan Hu must have made it there in his rocket chair. :pound:
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    You posted over a day ago that contact was lost with Jade Rabbit and the show was over. What are you saying today?
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    important point is that we too need to change our focus from mars etc

    to the moon - it's closer and gives faster results - faster feedback and learning curve

    we will have to wait months before we get tiny piece-meal info from our long-range mars probe
     
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    How about moving Moon into earth ??
     
  20. Eastman

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    I believe you understood it,and that is enough,
    btw you wont need to learn English once you move out to Peoples Republic of Moona :troll:
     
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    So you have noticed that bait?

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