Skip to comments.China to launch moon rover mission to scout out locations for a lunar base (9:30am PST/12:30pm EST)
Posted on 12/01/2013 8:03:37 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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[1:38]Obama declares the healthcare site fully functioning.
Yes, you are correct. The SRBs don’t burn long at all.
It should be in orbit by now.
At least they’ll put it into a parking orbit until they can verify the accuracy of it.
1:40 Obamacare’s historic Long March to socialism
takes off. Minor griches reported.
Just refreshed and copied off of page. Have no idea if they burned and stage properly. Actually I am finding the Chinese coverage method humorous. The lengths they go through to avoid bad publicity is mind boggling.
“[1:38]The third stage has been shut down for the first time.”
Yeppers. It’s in orbit now.
The possibility of losing face is everything to the Chinese.
Good. I want a space race. Humanity needs to move forward.
Maybe the Chi-Coms will post a launch video to GoogTube after they reach the Moon?
The long march to a collectivist American order has been in the works since after CW1.
Well, it just wouldn’t do to see hundreds of paying
comrades incinerated by a gritch.
Let them trying out the gritchy Obamacare website!
“[1:45]The third engine has been ignited for the second time.”
Looks like all is well with the orbit they are in and are going for the Moon. Is Alice on board?
Which I think is the major reason for hussein’s gutting of our space program.
As life in the U.S. continues to decline, we’ll all be watching Communist Chinese lunar rovers beam back video on the news...
As those in the U.S. government sit around conference tables figuring out how to gain even more control over us and loot what’s left of our money/savings.
The Yutu rover, mounted on a stationary rocket-powered landing platform, will touch down on the moon Dec. 14. If it makes it, the Chinese mission will be the first spacecraft to achieve a soft landing on the moon since 1976.
The lunar landing mission is named Chang’e 3, the third Chinese lunar probe following a pair of orbiters launched in 2007 and 2010.
Packed with a ground-piercing radar, cameras, spectrometers and plutonium-powered heaters, the rover lifted off at 1730 GMT (12:30 p.m. EST) Sunday from the Xichang launching base in southern China’s Sichuan province. Launch occurred at 1:30 a.m. Beijing time Monday.
The 185-foot-tall Long March 3B rocket ignited its eight hydrazine-fueled first stage and booster engines and climbed away from its mountainous launch pad, shedding the liquid-fueled boosters and first stage a few minutes later.
A hydrazine-fueled second stage and hydrogen-fueled third stage were expected to propel the Chang’e 3 lander on a direct four-day trajectory to the moon, where it will brake into orbit Dec. 6.
I thought it said they were going for a stabilized
earth orbit of some weeks duration then go for
“[1:49]The rocket and the probe have been separated.
[1:48]The third stage engine has been shut down for the second time.”
Looks like their satellite is on the way to the Moon!
Where did you see that?
“[1:54]The ground center is sending orders to the probe.”
This translation makes it sound like the satellite is a soldier.
“[1:56]The probe keeps a steady flight position.”
We’ll be watching Communist Chinese lunar rovers on TV exploring the lunar surface come Christmas day...
While we have a convoluted corrupted and hacked government website attempting to seize control the entire medical/healthcare industry.
Looking sharp America!
Not sure, could have been the china site or Daily Mail.
I don’t remember if the Apollo missions went direct
that was a few years ago....sadly.
I could see an orbit or two just to make sure of
“[1:57]Change 3 will fly for 112 hours.”
Based on this and the previous entry translunar injection has been successful with the trip taking about 4.66 days to reach the Moon.
“A hydrazine-fueled second stage and hydrogen-fueled third stage were expected to propel the Change 3 lander on a direct four-day trajectory to the moon, where it will brake into orbit Dec. 6.”
China is going to land a man on the moon in most of our lifetimes.
If the U.S. doesn’t stiffen its spine and learn to respect intelligence over grifting there is going to be chaos in the Pacific.
I bet it costs less than healthcare.gov too
I wish them good luck but
it should have been US.
By the time the Chinese are on the Moon we’ll be on Mars (if Fedzilla doesn’t interfere).
Mars One claims that in 2022, four carefully selected applicants will then be launched in a Mars-bound spaceflight to become the first residents on Mars, and that every step of the crews journey will be documented for a reality television program that will broadcast 24/7/365.
“[2:00]The rover is arriving at the perigee.”
Don’t know what they mean by this.
“[1:58]The rocket has completed its mission.”
We understand that the rocket has done it’s job to get the satellite headed to the Moon.
“[2:02]Change 3 will set up a telescope on the moon first time in human history, observe the plasmasphere over the Earth and survey the moon surface through radar.”
Why the US hasn’t put an optical or at least a radio telescope on the Moon befuddles me. Now the Chi-Coms are ahead of us in this respect.
Have they already negotiated a lease? The US has claimed that territory by planting the flag there (not Mars) It should be quite expensive.
Or did the peanut farmer give that away too?
The US did not claim it. They came in peace for all mankind.
Technically the Chinese are part of mankind
Either that, or the Communist secret agent man wanted to destroy our space program.
Does that mean the Chicoms will have to pay them rent? That'll drive up our sublease rent.
The meter on Obama's damage to America isn't running, it's screaming.
Oh brother. What a bunch of panty-wasters.
They came in peace for all mankind.
Why didn't they just plant a UN flag then?
We were just kidding! I say we rescind that statement and claim it as US territory...manifest destiny and all that.
I agree with you! I wish we would have built the first habitats up there on those trips. Send up some unmanned stuff to be buried later and all that
The government should have started giving *major* tax incentives/cuts to the private aerospace industry years ago.
It's insane...All this while the U.S. governemnt mismanaged us into cesspool of endless debt to the Communist Chinese, while looting the American treasure, all while inviting the entire their world into our country.
These idiots are too GD stupid or self centered to realize this planet and it's resources, and in fact our star have a shelf life.
If the human race plans on surviving into the distant future, they'd better be looking towards that endeavor now, one step at a time.
Or do they even give a damn what happens when they're arrogant narcissistic butts are gone?
Don't mean to disrupt your thread but, but watching the Communist Chinese do this, while our controlling corrupt government loots American citizens and the American treasure, makes me recoil.
There are no gritches in heavenly loving Obamacare! You are a Wrecker spreading lies and discontent! I'm calling the Comrade Osobists on you!
"Moonifest Destiny"? It has a ring to it.
I think your “disruption” is fine with me. There are reasons the establishment does not want the public to go to space, the Moon, Mars and beyond.
All they want to do is use collectivism to keep us down.
Think of Gulliver, from “Gulliver’s Travels,” who lands on Liliput after he washes ashore from his shipwreck only to find he becomes a prisoner to a race of tiny people only about 6 inches tall.
I think of the Leftist as a bunch of Liliputians who have America (Gulliver) held prisoner. And if we could see these the Left from a spiritual point of view we would only see them as being about 6 inches tall.
Do you think the Moonies will go for that?
One way or another mankind is headed for the stars whether the establishment likes it or not.
Then they’ll build a catapult, and sling moon rocks at us whenever they want to.
Looks like we will be dancing to the light of a Communist Moon.
That's why NASA depends on the Russian Soyuz to shuttle astronauts back and forth, because Amerixan lives need to be risked in Soviet rockets to keep a "secret".