China-Chang'e-4 Probe/Rover

China's lunar probe, rover beat challenges before taking photos of each other

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Beijing, China - Jan 11, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Beijing Aerospace Control Center
2. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) He Jun, director of deep space exploration mission team:
"We have already conducted comprehensive checks on loads of both Chang'e-4 and Yutu-2 in the eight days after the lunar probe made a soft landing on the far side of the moon on Jan 3. We have also commanded the rover to move from the southern side of the probe to its northern side, to reach the exact position for it to take photos."
3. Screen showing relay satellite transferring date back to ground control
4. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) He Jun, director of deep space exploration mission team (partially overlaid with shot 5):
"I think there are two difficulties to overcome before enabling them to take photos of each other. First, as we all know that different from the near side of the moon whose terrain is relatively flat, the far side of the moon, just as our analyses of the photos taken from there these days show, has many craters, which create difficulties for the rover to move. Second, good photos require good positions and posture. All the data collected from both the rover and the probe have to be transferred back to the ground control so that based on which, staff from the Beijing Aerospace Control Center can identify the position and posture of them."

In Space - Jan 3, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
5. Photo of Moon's far side taken by Chang'e-4
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FILE: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan Province, southwest China - Dec 8, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Animations of Moon
7. Animations of soft landing of probe on Moon, probe with Chinese national flag on it

In Space - Jan 3, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Photo of Moon's far side taken by Chang'e-4

Beijing, China - Jan 3, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
9. Footages of Moon's far side taken by Chang'e-4

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China's lunar probe Chang'e-4 and lunar rover Yutu-2 have overcome a series of difficulties before they took photos of each other on Friday, according to a deep space exploration expert.

He Jun, director of the deep space exploration mission team, said that experts have already conducted comprehensive checks on loads of both Chang'e-4 and Yutu-2 in the eight days after the lunar probe made a soft landing on the far side of the moon on Jan 3.

"We have also commanded the rover to move from the southern side of the probe to its northern side, to reach the exact position for it to take photos," said He.

He said that there were two difficulties for both the lunar probe and the rover to overcome before taking photos. The unfavorable terrain on the far side of the moon had posed the first challenge.

"As we all know that different from the near side of the moon whose terrain is relatively flat, the far side of the moon, just as our analyses of the photos taken from there these days show, has many craters, which create difficulties for the rover to move. Second, good photos require good positions and posture. All the data collected from both the rover and the probe have to be transferred back to the ground control so that based on which, staff from the Beijing Aerospace Control Center can identify the position and posture of them," said He.


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  • ID : 8100376
  • Published : 2019-01-11 17:44
  • Last Modified : 2019-01-15 10:18:00
  • Location : Various,China
  • Category : science and technology
  • Duration : 1'25
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
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China-Chang'e-4 Probe/Rover

China's lunar probe, rover beat challenges before taking photos of each other

Dateline : March 14,2018

Location : Various,China

Duration : 1'25

  • English


Beijing, China - Jan 11, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Beijing Aerospace Control Center
2. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) He Jun, director of deep space exploration mission team:
"We have already conducted comprehensive checks on loads of both Chang'e-4 and Yutu-2 in the eight days after the lunar probe made a soft landing on the far side of the moon on Jan 3. We have also commanded the rover to move from the southern side of the probe to its northern side, to reach the exact position for it to take photos."
3. Screen showing relay satellite transferring date back to ground control
4. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) He Jun, director of deep space exploration mission team (partially overlaid with shot 5):
"I think there are two difficulties to overcome before enabling them to take photos of each other. First, as we all know that different from the near side of the moon whose terrain is relatively flat, the far side of the moon, just as our analyses of the photos taken from there these days show, has many craters, which create difficulties for the rover to move. Second, good photos require good positions and posture. All the data collected from both the rover and the probe have to be transferred back to the ground control so that based on which, staff from the Beijing Aerospace Control Center can identify the position and posture of them."

In Space - Jan 3, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
5. Photo of Moon's far side taken by Chang'e-4
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

FILE: Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan Province, southwest China - Dec 8, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Animations of Moon
7. Animations of soft landing of probe on Moon, probe with Chinese national flag on it

In Space - Jan 3, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Photo of Moon's far side taken by Chang'e-4

Beijing, China - Jan 3, 2019 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
9. Footages of Moon's far side taken by Chang'e-4


China's lunar probe Chang'e-4 and lunar rover Yutu-2 have overcome a series of difficulties before they took photos of each other on Friday, according to a deep space exploration expert.

He Jun, director of the deep space exploration mission team, said that experts have already conducted comprehensive checks on loads of both Chang'e-4 and Yutu-2 in the eight days after the lunar probe made a soft landing on the far side of the moon on Jan 3.

"We have also commanded the rover to move from the southern side of the probe to its northern side, to reach the exact position for it to take photos," said He.

He said that there were two difficulties for both the lunar probe and the rover to overcome before taking photos. The unfavorable terrain on the far side of the moon had posed the first challenge.

"As we all know that different from the near side of the moon whose terrain is relatively flat, the far side of the moon, just as our analyses of the photos taken from there these days show, has many craters, which create difficulties for the rover to move. Second, good photos require good positions and posture. All the data collected from both the rover and the probe have to be transferred back to the ground control so that based on which, staff from the Beijing Aerospace Control Center can identify the position and posture of them," said He.


ID : 8100376

Published : 2019-01-11 17:44

Last Modified : 2019-01-15 10:18:00

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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