CHANG’E 3 MOON MISSION IMAGES
Chang’e 3 was launched at 17:30 UTC on 1 December 2013 (01:30 local time on 2 December) atop a Long March 3B rocket flying from Launch Complex 2 at the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwestern province of Sichuan.
Homes downrange of the Launch Centre were damaged during liftoff when spent hardware wreckage from the rocket, including one piece the size of a desk, fell on a village in Suining County in neighbouring Hunan province. The county authorities had moved 160,000 people to safety before the liftoff, while more than 20,000 people near the launch site in Sichuan had been moved to a primary school auditorium. The expected wreckage zone for Long March rockets is 50 to 70 kilometres (31 to 43 mi) long and 30 km (19 mi) wide.
Chang’e 3 entered a 100 km (62 mi)-high circular lunar orbit on 6 December 2013, 9:53 UTC. The orbit was obtained after 361 seconds (6 minutes) of variable thrust engine braking from its single main engine. Later, the spacecraft adopted a 15 km (9.3 mi) × 100 km (62 mi) elliptic orbit. The landing took place one week later, on 14 December. At periapsis, its variable thrusters were again fired in order to reduce its velocity, descending to 100 m (330 ft) above the Moon’s surface. It hovered at this altitude, moving horizontally under its own guidance to avoid obstacles, before slowly descending to 4 m (13 ft) above the ground, at which point its engine was shut down for a free-fall onto the lunar surface. The landing sequence took about 12 minutes to complete.
Topographic data from the Chang’e 1 and 2 orbiters were used to select a landing site for Chang’e 3.
I HAVE RECENTLY LOOKED OVER JUST ONE THE HI-DEFINITION IMAGE FROM THE CHANG’E 3 ROVER AND FOUND SOME VERY INTERESTING THINGS. THIS AREA OF THE MOON REMINDS ME OF A DEAD CORAL REEF LIKE WE WOULD HAVE ON EARTH. I FEEL THERE MUST BE MANY FOSSILS ON THE MOON THAT HAVE BEEN THERE FOR POSSIBLY MILLIONS OF YEARS. OUR EARTH IS OVER 4 BILLION YEARS OLD SO ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
THE BELOW IMAGE IS A DUPLICATE IMAGE THAT I HAVE FOUND ON THE SAME HI-DEFINITION IMAGE FROM THE ROVER. THE IMAGE MUST OF BEEN COPIED AND PASTED OVER AN AREA THAT WOULD LEAD TO INCREDIBLE DISCOVERIES. THIS IS HOW THESE THINGS ARE COVERED UP BY THE CHINESE GOVERMENT AND NASA.
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