China joins the lunar landing club


china
#1
China joins the lunar landing club
China National News
Sunday 1st March, 2009

China has revealed its first lunar probe has landed on the moon.

In a significant step forward in its space exploration program, China announced the satellite touched upon the lunar surface on Sunday.

The landing, which is part of China’s plan to land a vehicle on the moon in 2012, ends a 16-month mission through space.

China will soon send another rocket toward the moon to practice soft landings.

China has became the third country to send a manned flight into space following Russia and the United States.
 
Spade
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by china View Post

In a significant step forward in its space exploration program, China announced the satellite touched upon the lunar surface on Sunday.

I think the press says "crashed into."
How can we be sure all of this hasn't been filmed and broadcast from the Arizona desert?

Sounds like a China-India moon race. Wonder if they'll find anything there? Dark side anyone?
Last edited by Spade; Mar 2nd, 2009 at 10:36 AM..Reason: colour
 
CanadianLove
#3
China lunar probe mission ends with planned crash

Updated Sun. Mar. 1 2009 12:58 PM ET
The Associated Press




BEIJING -- China's lunar probe crashed into the moon Sunday in a controlled collision at the end of a 16-month mission, state media reported.

Xinhua News Agency cited sources at the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense as saying the Chang'e 1 lunar satellite hit the moon at 4:13 p.m. local time (0813 GMT) on Sunday.

The satellite was under remote control by two observation and control stations in east China's Qingdao and Kashgar, a small city in northwest China, Xinhua said.

China launched the probe in late October 2007 to have it survey the entire surface of the moon. Slung into space by a Long March 3A rocket, the satellite surveyed the moon's surface using stereo radar and other tools.

China staged its first manned mission in 2003, becoming only the third country after Russia and the United States to launch a person into space.

Last year, it claimed a new landmark with its first space walk. Future ambitions including building a permanent orbiting space station and landing a man on the moon.
 
lone wolf
#4
I wonder if they have photos of ATV tracks and the camp site the last tourists left
 
Spade
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

I wonder if they have photos of ATV tracks and the camp site the last tourists left

Hate ATVs and LEMs messing up the the yuccas and joshua trees. Ain't got no respect!
 
Liberalman
#6
Great China and the Moonies
 
Spade
#7
According to the Indian Vedas, the moon is twice as large as the sun and twice as far away. I, for one, do not doubt religious texts, so China's accomplishment cannot be scoffed at.
 
lone wolf
#8
Well ... both of them are closer than the store
 
china
#9
Quote:

How can we be sure all of this hasn't been filmed and broadcast from the Arizona desert?

Wrong place pilgrim,there ain't no cactus growing on the moon ......git it?
By the way ,how far has Canada advanced in exploring the space ?
Last edited by china; Mar 2nd, 2009 at 07:07 PM..
 
lone wolf
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by china View Post

Wrong place pilgrim,there ain't no cactus growing on the moon ......git it?
By the way ,how far has Canada advanced in exploring the space ?

Ever heard of the Canadarm?
 
china
#11
Quote:

Ever heard of the Canadarm?

Yeap , I have ;it is so advanced that it flies solo and explores the space ,right ?
 
lone wolf
#12
No ... it's like co-operation. That's when countries get along - something China has never been good at....
 
Spade
#13
Perhaps we could have fired and hit the moon in '63!
Dr. Gerald Bull - mad Canadian genius (Oh, and remember Iraq)
Dr. Gerald Bull: Scientist, Weapons Maker, Dreamer | CBC Archives
 
Spade
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Ever heard of the Canadarm?

We could have beaten the Americans, but we didn't want to. Too polite!
 
CDNBear
#15
How exactly does a country with a Space Program get the label "Developing Nation"?
 
china
#16
Quote:

No ... it's like co-operation. That's when countries get along

Canada...co-operation ....what a joke ; stop bashing US and other countries (like China), stop praising yourself ;let others do that for you , do SOMETHING ....anything
worth while (and I don,t mean beer and/or hockey) and then ............
 
petros
#17
Now they are trying to dupe people with another fear scheme to milk taxpayers to pay for a forward base on the moon to stop the alien commies from Mars.

It is after all the RED PLANET!
 
china
#18
Quote:

How exactly does a country with a Space Program get the label "Developing Nation"?

In that case Canada is below the developing level.Pity,such a potential.
 
CDNBear
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by china View Post

In that case Canada is below the developing level.Pity,such a potential.

I think you missed the point China. Relax, you seem flustered. That's unlike you.
 
petros
#20
Canada put the third sattelite Alouette into space back in the early 60's.
 
china
#21

Quote:

Now they are trying to dupe people with another fear scheme to milk taxpayers to pay for a forward base on the moon to stop the alien commies from Mars.

It is after all the RED PLANET!

You must love Ian Fleming reading material.
 
china
#22
Quote:

I think you missed the point China. Relax, you seem flustered. That's unlike you.

No CDN ....I was just a little sarcastic and disappointed .
 
Zzarchov
#23
I find alot of Chinese Nationals are very defensive and proud of the space program.

Its kind of like how a 16 year old kid is a big fan of his first car, even if its a piece of garbage and everyone else either already has cars or has had them, and decided to just sell it and take the bus, they are still so proud and defensive.

In 20 years China will lament on all the money it spend on the space program and relegate it to minor oddity.

Which is a shame, there is such hope in a young persons eyes when they talk about space, its not till later that they realise its just not gonna happen.
 
china
#24
Quote:

Canada put the third sattelite Alouette into space back in the early 60's

Great ,have to admit that I did not know that .What does it do ?
 
china
#25
Quote:

Which is a shame, there is such hope in a young persons eyes when they talk about space, its not till later that they realise its just not gonna happen

.

What is not going to happen ,Zzarchov ?
 
lone wolf
#26
"...How exactly does a country with a Space Program get the label "Developing Nation"? ..."

Quote: Originally Posted by china View Post

In that case Canada is below the developing level.Pity,such a potential.

Space program and a desperately poor population.... Prestige? Really sucks to have to keep up with the Jones's eh? Appearances matter most to they with skeletons in their closets.

Might be you're not bright enough to notice but China (the nation) was being congratulated.

China (the troll) not so....
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petros
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by china View Post

Great ,have to admit that I did not know that .What does it do ?

. The Alouette Satellite: A great Canadian achievement.

OTHER NAMES:
Alouette-A 00424

LAUNCH DATE/TIME:
1962-09-29 at 06:05:00 UTC
ON-ORBIT DRY MASS:
145.70 kg
DISCIPLINES:
Astronomy; Solar Physics; Space Physics
DESCRIPTION:
Alouette 1 was a small ionospheric observatory instrumented with an ionospheric sounder, a VLF receiver, an energetic particle detector, and a cosmic noise experiment. Extended from the satellite shell were two dipole antennas (45.7- and 22.8-m long, respectively) which were shared by three of the experiments on the spacecraft. The satellite was spin-stabilized at about 1.4 rpm after antenna extension. After about 500 days, the spin slowed more than had been expected, to about 0.6 rpm when satellite spin-stabilization failed. It is believed that the satellite gradually progressed toward a gravity gradient stabilization with the longer antenna pointing earthward. Attitude information was deduced only from a single magnetometer and temperature measurements on the upper and lower heat shields. (Attitude determination could have been in error by as much as 10 deg.) There was no tape recorder, so data were available only from the vicinity of telemetry stations. Telemetry stations were located to provide primary data coverage near the 80 deg W meridian and in areas near Hawaii, Singapore, Australia, Europe, and Central Africa. Initially, data were recorded for about 6 h per day. In September 1972, spacecraft operations were terminated.

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Alouette, Canada's first satellite


Category: Science & Tech Type: canadian first
invention
Date:29 9, 1962Tags: space , satellite

Canada's first satellite was called Alouette. When Canada launched Alouette on September 29, 1962, Canada became the third country in the world to have a satellite in orbit, after the Soviet Union and the United States.
Alouette was an atmospheric studies satellite. Canadian scientists had been studying the ionosphere, an electrically charged layer of the atmosphere, from the Earth for many years. At this time, before communications satellites, radio signals could be transmitted over long distances by bouncing them off the ionosphere. But communicating this way is unreliable because the signals are often disrupted when the aurora borealis (also called northern lights) occur. To learn more about this phenomenon, scientists needed to probe the ionosphere from above as well as below. This was the purpose of Alouette.
Originally, Alouette was going to be an instrument package that would ride on an American satellite. At the suggestion of Dr. John Chapman from the Defence Research Telecommunications Establishment, however, Alouette became a full-blown Canadian satellite.
Alouette performed much better than everyone expected. Its intended lifespan was one year, but Alouette sent down information about the ionosphere for ten full years. Alouette produced over one million images of the top side of the ionosphere. The satellite was so successful that it even won an award. On January 22, 1987, the Engineering Centennial Board Inc. recognized Alouette as one of the ten most outstanding achievements of Canadian engineering over the last one hundred years.
Alouette might look simple by modern standards, but it brought Canada respect and attention from the international space community. It also set the stage for many other Canadian achievements in space. Even today, satellites are the central project of the Canadian space industry.
 
petros
#28
Other major Canadian space achievements are plentiful the lunar land or LEM was built by Canadians under contract with NASA after they were sacked from Avro after the Arrow project was dropped.
 
china
#29
Quote:

Might be you're not bright enough to notice but China (the nation) was being congratulated.

Perhaps you are to arrogant;your ego preventing you from venturing beyond the words ?
 
china
#30
petros

. The Alouette Satellite: A great Canadian achievement.

Thanks petros ,one learns everyday .
 

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