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  1. CCTV recently interviewed the main designer of China Lunar Exploration Project--Wu Weiren. About the relay satellite "Queqiao", he said: "American asked us: "If you want to launch a relay satellite, can you make it work longer? Besides, if Chang'e-4 land on the far side of the moon, can you placed a beacon on it?" I said ok we will, but why? Originally we have 3-year lifetime, and they want 5-year. (10 year estimated now). He answered: "We are going to the far side of the moon and we can use the relay satellite if it has longer lifetime. And we will know the landing position by the beacon." (Sorry for my poor translation) BTW, CNSA released some future mission of Chang'e series: In the end of this year , Chang'e-5 will take the lunar surface sample and return. Chang'e-6 planned to take the sample of the south pole of the moon and return. Chang'e-7 planned to explore the terrain, material, environment of the south pole of the moon. Chang'e-8 planned to further the exploration and test some key technology such as building lunar base with 3D Printing. Source:https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/pBr2GL3x3st-010tVaBmew
  2. Position of Yutu-2 now Relay Path Control Center is now sending command.
  3. Live streaming now! Chang'e-4 and Yutu-2 are going to take photo from each other. Streaming Link: (Chinese) http://live.weibo.com/show?id=1042152:0264ac5f9c53dd866581d49f9d1183c8
  4. New photos! 360° Photo captured by Chang'e-4 landscape camera. Azimuthal Projection Cylinder Projection Now the white balance is correct. You can see three 5m antennas, solar panel,and Yutu-2. BTW, Yuty-2 was awake at 20:00 Jan 10 UTC. Besides, CNSA has provided precise landing location to LRO team. We may see the image from LRO satellite soon. Finally, here is a photo captured by camera developed by Saudi Arabia on the micro satellite Longjiang-2 which released at the same time.
  5. According to weibo, today Yutu-2 will be awake and they will take photos from each other on Jan 11.
  6. New photo from Chang'e-4 shows that Yutu has driven away. To overcome the high temperature environment on the moon, Yutu-2 will "fall asleep" until Jan 10. As for Chang'e-4, three 5 meter antennas ,as part of the Netherlands-China Low-Frequency Explorer (NCLE), have deployed. And the Lunar Lander Neutrons and Dosimetry (LND), a neutron dosimeter developed by Kiel University in Germany, was boot up and started testing.
  7. While I'm still waiting for the photo from Yutu-2, the development team of camera on the Relay Satellite Queqiao from Zhejiang University released some photo taken from Queqiao at L2 by its Double Resolution Camera. Introducing the Double Resolution Camera on Queqiao developed by Zhejiang Univeristy, which can capture two photos with different resolution at once. A wide-angle photo, you can see the satellite itself, the earth and moon. A close-up shot of moon. Finally, here is a group shot of earth-moon system taken at L2 on July 14,2018. The team is going to do some improvement of camera in the second half of 2019. Source:Zhejiang University BTW, according to the latest TV news, the estimated life of Queqiao will be up to 10 years, thanks to the improvement of usage of propellant. So it will support more lunar exploration mission in the future.
  8. Photo captured by Chang'e-4. Yutu-2 now start his journey!
  9. The picture I get is from weibo China Luna Exploration Project. Actually, we also can't see any live stream at all now. All the recorded video we get is from CCTV only. Indeed, we have far less doors than before.
  10. The Rover Yutu-2 has successfully released from Chang'e-4 at 14:22 UTC. Here is the photo of the wheel of Yutu-2 before release. Maybe we will see them taking photo from each other tonight
  11. Finally, the rover of the Chang'e-4 got her name: Yutu-2 (CNSA has collected lots of names before but I think Yutu, the name of last rover, is the best choice.) (Background: Chang'e is the goddess of moon, and her husband became Yutu(means Jade Rabbit). ) (So, I think if the rover got other name will sounds like Chang'e change her husband) the data I found was CE2, publish on 2018-4-4. You can check it out here http://moon.bao.ac.cn/index_en.jsp OK I found the data from CE3 from above but it doesn't mention that when they upload it.
  12. China Space Agency runs like a Militarily Department. Launch Site and Mission Detail are highly protected, especially after the failure of second LM5. So I think it may take a while for them to get out of this kind of "sensitive" state and provide more infomation.
  13. Here is! The first picture captured on the far side of the moon!
  14. More Screenshots from CCTV! This picture showed the Relay Path and the Halo orbit of Relay Satellite Queqiao. Video captured by landing camera, the signal strength looks pretty good even on the far side of the moon. Expected landing area and the actual position of chang'e-4. In a word, Bullseye! It mentioned that the rover will be released in 6 hours.
  15. It just a brief introduction released by CCTV and I have no idea how to record and upload it. But I can share some screenshots from weibo with you! BTW, the first photo captured by Chang'e-4 and relayed by Queqiao has received. Waiting for release.
  16. Officially Confirmed! Chang'e-4 has landed at 177.6ºE 45.5ºS at 02:26UTC, solar panel has successfully expanded
  17. @CGTN has posted official confirmation on twitter before but deleted soon.
  18. According to social media, Chang'e-4 has successfully landed at 02:26UTC.
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    KSP Weekly: The Lunar Greenhouse

    Introducing the Lunar Palace 1 in Beihang University, an experiment trying to simulate a sustainable environment on the moon. It's a "real" lunar greenhouse
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    KSP Console Edition (literal)

    Amazing 绝了
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    KSP Weekly: Starman to Ceres

    Thumbs up for Personal Parachute. I think I can wait for the Battleground mod.