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The Chinese launched into space their first lunar rover

The Chinese launched into space their first lunar rover

Launched on Sunday, the Chinese apparatus "Chang'e-3" with a moon rover on board went into transitional orbit. The systems work normally, the separation of all stages of the launch vehicle has been successfully carried out. This was reported live on Central Television from the Mission Control Center.

The launch took place from the Xichang Cosmodrome in the southwestern province of Sichuan using a modified version of the Changzheng-3B launch vehicle.
In mid-December, the Chang'e-3 should make a soft landing on the surface of the moon and deliver the first Chinese lunar rover, called the Jade Hare. It is a self-propelled device weighing about 100 kilograms, which should last at least three months, ITAR-TASS reports.

The Chinese program of research of the Moon is conditionally divided into three stages. At the first stage in 2007, the unit Chang'e-1 was successfully launched, which worked in the lunar orbit for 16 months. Then a three-dimensional map of its surface was compiled. In 2010, a second research apparatus was sent to the Moon for photographing areas, in one of which the Chang'-3 would have to land. This stage of the program includes going into lunar orbit, landing on the surface and returning back.

In 2017, during the third stage of the program, China will send another vehicle to the natural satellite of the Earth, whose main task will be to deliver samples of lunar rocks to Earth.
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  1. Nevsky_ZU
    Nevsky_ZU 2 December 2013 11: 57
    Hmm ... these do not slow down. Moon rovers, they copied too? Or is it time to recognize the achievements of Chinese education and science?

    This is a challenge to our liberal education:
    1. G_sl
      G_sl 2 December 2013 14: 21
      Chinese lunar rover
      1. G_sl
        G_sl 2 December 2013 15: 58
        Preparing for launch
        1. cropman
          cropman 3 December 2013 20: 57
          This is the right rocket, and the one with which the article begins has not enough sides.
    2. igor.borov775
      igor.borov775 2 December 2013 20: 37
      China already graduates the most engineers, allocations to science are constantly increasing, I carefully watched reports from outer space of China, Even it is clear to me an ignoramus that they are taking very quick steps and will soon catch up with us in full, When the first Chinese flew, they made all the noise ours, when the group flew we had complete silence, and looking at the reports from outer space you notice that ours doesn’t smell like ours, Our truck flew to the ISS for three days, they shook this news, For us it should be an ordinary launch and the news shook right about the outstanding achieving a shame for us and for our country insulting rights Rogozin is running on the spot,
  2. velikoros-xnumx
    velikoros-xnumx 2 December 2013 12: 00
    It remains to be happy for the Chinese and wish them good luck.
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  4. Neighbor
    Neighbor 2 December 2013 12: 08
    Do they not even think of growing tomatoes on the moon?
    1. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 2 December 2013 12: 20
      Quote: Neighbor
      Do they not even think of growing tomatoes on the moon?

      No, there is no gravity, the sun is very hot and even cold at night. Though what everything can be expected from the Chinese.
  5. saag
    saag 2 December 2013 12: 10
    interestingly, they already have a radiation-resistant computer, will it be necessary to see how the lunar rover works, or will it be telecontrolled?
  6. nik6006
    nik6006 2 December 2013 12: 19
    While the Bunnies will jump on the moon, our Mikhailo Potapich should build a base on it. Do not have time, the Yankees will sell the moon to someone. You have to hurry.
  7. sigdoc
    sigdoc 2 December 2013 12: 20
    Strict quality control of Chinese products, I wonder what will end!
    1. Algor73
      Algor73 2 December 2013 12: 44
      Chinese quality has long been at its best, but only for those countries where there is competition. We are being supplied with one-day goods. One friend from France brought a moped (scooter), a Chinese one. I could not believe my eyes that this is a creation of a Chinese prom.
    2. AVV
      AVV 2 December 2013 15: 11
      So far, the Chinese have not had a single accident and malfunction in space !!! Let's see how the work of the lunar rover is through !!!
      1. alone
        alone 2 December 2013 22: 02
        The Chinese are making garbage for those who are considered uncompetitive. For the West and for their needs, they are just doing the things they need. Moreover, the spacecraft.
      2. cropman
        cropman 3 December 2013 21: 12
        They had a puncture with Mars. Hindus are trying to take advantage of it now.
  8. HAM
    HAM 2 December 2013 12: 32
    I won’t be surprised if a couple of thousand teikonauts land on the moon next year.
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  10. Odysseus
    Odysseus 2 December 2013 12: 37
    Well, while Serdyukov and I can’t cope in any way, and Ukraine is heroically on strike for finishing off the remnants of its industry and its own final impoverishment, moon rovers are launched in China ...
    Well, we can only wish good luck. Let's see what new this expedition to science will bring.
    1. alone
      alone 2 December 2013 22: 03
      Quote: Odyssey
      Well, while Serdyukov and I can’t cope with it,

      He can send him to the moon with a Chinese lunar rover. Then the lunar rover will certainly not reach the moon. On the way, he will sell it to someone for 56 million rubles. laughing
  11. nemec55
    nemec55 2 December 2013 12: 46
    Well, why not. You need to respect people, I think for Gagarin they sincerely rejoiced here, let’s and we will rejoice for the achievements of people no matter what they were (I mean the developments were copied or made by ourselves)
    1. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 2 December 2013 14: 05
      here let’s and we will rejoice for the achievements of people no matter what

      For peaceful achievements that move human civilization forward, to the stars, we must rejoice, regardless of the national origin of the performers.
  12. svp67
    svp67 2 December 2013 12: 49
    Well, what can you say, except as GOOD MEN, we will wait for the photos of our "Lunokhod" made by their Chinese counterpart ...
    1. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 2 December 2013 14: 08
      Why is there to admire our "clumsy" moon rovers? Eka is unseen.
      I still dream of taking a look at the "forefront" American Apollo.
      Yes to the rover with a flag.
      1. svp67
        svp67 2 December 2013 23: 30
        Quote: abrakadabre
        Why is there to admire our "clumsy" moon rovers? Eka is unseen.
        I still dream of taking a look at the "forefront" American Apollo.
        Yes to the rover with a flag.

        Well, let's see ...
      2. cropman
        cropman 3 December 2013 20: 53
        Will not work. The Chinese should sit in the Rainbow Bay of the Rains Sea. And only our Lunokhod-1 "plowed" the Sea of ​​Rains. I don't think the Chinese Rabbit would look for him there. By the way, the military should write without mistakes. About any return Rabbit is out of the question! Before copying the stupidities of other media, you need to turn on your head.
  13. SovMan
    SovMan 2 December 2013 12: 58
    The highest production potential in China is determined by a huge social order for education and science. The ability to establish mass production began to develop into the quality of goods. The jade moon rover may not be the most advanced technology in the world, but the Chinese ability to establish mass production and improve the quality draws certain prospects about the Chinese bases on the moon with greenhouses and tomatoes - and this is not a joke. Perhaps you can already talk about joint projects with the Chinese, it’s not all the time to carry people and the crap to the American ISS.
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  15. DEfindER
    DEfindER 2 December 2013 12: 58
    If they land on the Moon, then they will get enough experience to fly to Mars already .. We would have the same thing, it’s necessary to fly to Mars to the Moon ..
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 2 December 2013 17: 39
      If they land on the Moon they will get enough experience to fly to Mars ..

      Nothing like this. The distance to Mars is much greater, the rate of heading off is also higher, you won’t get much fuel, you will have to do acceleration maneuvers around the planets, and this is a rather difficult route. So ... in the next five to ten years they are unlikely to master.
  16. abrakadabre
    abrakadabre 2 December 2013 13: 04
    In general, they had to send their device to the installation area of ​​the American flag. Yes, and visit it with broadcast to the whole world.
    1. DMB87
      DMB87 2 December 2013 13: 38
      Planned landing place:
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    3. nik6006
      nik6006 2 December 2013 13: 53
      Well, yes, they would bring back their lunar SUV, for copying ...
    4. cropman
      cropman 3 December 2013 21: 09
      Americans do not need Chinese advertising. Moreover, there are six flags, and one Rabbit. Probably could not choose a flag ...
  17. OLGRIN
    OLGRIN 2 December 2013 13: 27
    Yes, yes, yes, it’s interesting to send a lunar rover to the place of installation of the American flag.
    1. clidon
      clidon 2 December 2013 15: 42
      Why should he consider it? The place is already along and across studied by American astronauts. You need to roll where no one else has been.
      1. stayer
        stayer 2 December 2013 16: 49
        Quote: clidon
        Why should he consider it? The place is already along and across studied by American astronauts.
        Duck is just the point, many (or some) doubt that the flag is actually there. I think the Americans were there, but it won’t hurt to check ...
        1. clidon
          clidon 2 December 2013 17: 30
          I think that the Chinese considered the landing sites during their previous visits and there will not be any check trips especially for those in doubt. Moreover, this will not convince the "distrustful" anyway. They have their own evidence base. )
    2. BBM
      BBM 2 December 2013 16: 51
      where has the Ramstein group already managed to go on a tourist trip ?. Not interested. Although maybe Chinese engineers are fans of Ramstein and will not miss the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of their idols
  18. OLGRIN
    OLGRIN 2 December 2013 13: 27
    Yes, yes, yes, it’s interesting to send a lunar rover to the place of installation of the American flag.
  19. DMB87
    DMB87 2 December 2013 13: 34
    Video topic:

    1. Wal
      Wal 2 December 2013 14: 17
      How do they have a rocket without a preliminary and intermediate launch?
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  21. vlad_m
    vlad_m 2 December 2013 13: 52
    So far, everything is going well with China’s lunar project, everything works right the first time.

    The first Chang'e was launched in 2007 and became an artificial satellite of the Moon. The equipment on board made it possible to capture the entire lunar surface and build a detailed map. In 2009, the first Chinese satellite of the Moon was launched from a circumlunar orbit (it was deliberately "dropped" on the Moon).

    Chang'e-2 flew three years later. In many ways, he repeated the program of his predecessor - this was the second copy of the same project, retrofitted with additional equipment. Thanks to this probe, a map with a record resolution of 7 meters and a map of the elemental composition of the Moon with a resolution of 30 meters were built. It should be noted that these are truly outstanding achievements of Chinese researchers. It is remarkable that the spacecraft was later transferred to an interplanetary trajectory, starting from a circumlunar orbit, and passed a little more than three kilometers from the asteroid Toutatis (Tutatis), receiving images with a resolution of 10 meters. This is aerobatics. Russia has not even planned such experiments yet.
    Yesterday, three years later, Chang'e-3 was launched. China is setting the most difficult task - for the first time in the history of Chinese astronautics, to gently land a spacecraft on the surface of the moon. "Chang'e-3" is a landing platform weighing about 100 kg, on which a six-wheeled lunar rover of approximately the same mass is installed. On board the lunar rover, controlled from Earth, there is, in particular, equipment that has never been delivered to the moon. For example, a radar is mounted on the bottom of the lunar rover, which will send a signal down into the lunar soil. The reflected signal will carry information about the structure of the lunar crust to a depth of several hundred meters. In addition, a small telescope will be installed on the lunar rover for astronomical observations from the lunar surface - also for the first time.

    This is a new generation device. The first Soviet lunar rover (1970) weighed 756 kg and was the size of a car. At the same time, there was less scientific equipment on it - then the time for microelectronics and nanoscale had not yet come. The last spacecraft to make a soft landing on the moon is the Soviet Luna-24 in 1976, which successfully delivered lunar soil samples to Earth from a depth of 1 m 60 cm. Since then, there have been no soft landings.

    If China succeeds, it will be the first soft landing on our natural satellite in 37 years and the first non-Soviet and non-American device to appear on the surface of the moon.

    Note that China has practically no accidents. Let me remind you that the first spacecraft aimed at testing a soft landing in the USSR was called Luna-4. However, only Luna-9 succeeded in "landing" on the moon. Will it be possible to land the first time now - it will be clear soon.

    So far - success to Chinese scientists and engineers! Thanks to them, the Moon is waiting for guests again. Good luck, "Chang'e-3"
    1. cropman
      cropman 3 December 2013 22: 38
      Let me correct you, Vlad. The dry weight of Chang'e-3 is 1200 kg (full 3800 kg). The telescope is located on the landing platform, and not on the moon rover. And this is not the first ultraviolet telescope delivered to the moon. The first one has been standing there for almost 42 years. He was delivered to the moon and left there by Young and Duke during the Apollo 16 expedition. Otherwise, everything is correct.
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  23. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 2 December 2013 14: 02
    It’s a pity they started a perestroika, and so you would have looked and came to the settlement.
  24. VADEL
    VADEL 2 December 2013 14: 14
    By fly, by fly, but pinch yourself to the crescent. India will also soon answer the eternal question: Is there Buddhism on Mars.
  25. sprut
    sprut 2 December 2013 14: 23
    It is clear that what the Chinese are now achieving, we have already achieved in due time. But still alarming, because they are catching up. And to lose the palm of leadership in such an area as space is a shame! Russian should be on the moon no later than 2018.
  26. predator.3
    predator.3 2 December 2013 14: 43
    the first Chinese moon rover, named "Jade Hare".

    Okay, they didn't call it "jade rod" or "jade gate"! lol
    1. vlad_m
      vlad_m 2 December 2013 15: 11
      Quote: predator.3
      Okay, they didn't call it "jade rod" or "jade gate"!

      The lunar rover could not get any other name than "The Jade Hare".

      In order to understand why the lunar rover got the name "Jade Hare", you need to know Chinese mythology.

      Chang'e, the more ancient Hen'e, in ancient Chinese mythology is the wife of the shooter Yi, the goddess of the moon. According to the myth set forth in Huainanzi (2nd century BC), C. secretly alone took the potion of immortality received by her husband from Si-wanmu and carried her to the moon. Probably before BC. e. it was also widely believed that Ch. on the moon had turned into a toad-chan (which later became depicted as a three-legged one), according to some sources, interpreting the potion of immortality in a stupa. Together with her on the moon lives her subject Yue Tu ("The Jade Hare"). The earliest fixation of the images of the lunar hare and toad is the image on the funeral banner of the 2nd century. BC e. from the Mavanduy barrow.
      One might think that the image of Ch. Is genetically related to the image of the ancient moon goddess Chang-si. Medieval authors regarded the toad as the embodiment of yang, and the hare as yin (yin and yang).
    2. Altona
      Altona 2 December 2013 18: 40
      Probably a jade phallus? Which the Chinese dragon shows us after 45 years ...))) True, it flew into the female genitals already created by us and the Americans, passing through ... Especially with technologies that have grown by two orders of magnitude, with powerful computers, with modern navigation and solar batteries ... By the way, the launch vehicle is similar to the Wernerfon Brownian for some reason, IMHO ... hi
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  28. Greenwood
    Greenwood 2 December 2013 17: 12
    The Chinese launched the Lunokhod, the Indians, the Martian probe, Russia - ... ehhh!
  29. SIBIR38RUS
    SIBIR38RUS 2 December 2013 20: 13
    Once we were just as proud of our country - the USSR! Now we wish happiness to another country, through our teeth ... We pissed away a lot, we still lacked space to fuck up. The Chinese are good fellows ... One question: OUR WHERE ?! The "elite" of Russia, the leaders of large organized crime groups, deputies, in the face of fat shit with 2 to 3 chins, sawed up budget money in all areas and walk in saunas with prostitutes, but in foreign resorts ... that's what we are proud of now we can guys! Shameful pigs with parliamentary badges and a congenital lack of brains. You can shoot a line of minuses in my back, but the truth won't change ...
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 2 December 2013 20: 27
      maybe not quite "everything", but successes are not encouraging ...
      1. Alex 241
        Alex 241 2 December 2013 20: 49
        Hmm, apple trees will bloom on Mars as well, only apparently not planted with our hands!
      2. killganoff
        killganoff 2 December 2013 21: 58
        Here, not only is Gagarin ashamed, but generally ancestors ... Yes, and who will our children be? Pipe slaves?
  30. Dmitry Zurn
    Dmitry Zurn 2 December 2013 20: 55
    CHINESES MOVE !!! Good way !!!
  31. studentmati
    studentmati 2 December 2013 21: 11
    A stable political system, wise politicians carrying out reforms for the benefit of their people, and not to please the "world community". Here are the results!
  32. mountain
    mountain 2 December 2013 21: 55
    And, didn’t it seem to you that he looks like ours? C'mon, I don’t envy, just smacks even kill.
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