China/Space-Chang'e-4/Landing Video

China releases 12min video of Chang'e-4's soft landing on moon's far side

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Space - Jan 3, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Footage of camera on Chang'e-4 lunar probe showing soft landing on far side of moon

Beijing, China - Jan 9-10, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
2. SOUNDBITE(Chinese) Zhang Hongbo, chief designer, ground application system of Chang'e-4 lunar probe (starting with shot 1/ending with shot 3):
"This video is a combination of more than 3,000 photos [captured by the camera on Chang'e-4 during its soft landing]. The camera was turned on when the probe was about 8 kilometers above the moon surface. The whole landing lasted for about 12 minutes."

Space - Jan 3, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
3. Footage of camera on Chang'e-4 probe showing probe preparing for landing

Beijing, China - Jan 9-10, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
4. SOUNDBITE(Chinese) Zhang Hongbo, chief designer, ground application system of Chang'e-4 lunar probe (starting with shot 3/ending with shot 5):
"In the video, we can see a very obvious pause. This is when the probe was hovering at a height of about 100 meters. You can see there is a left-and-right movement. It is the probe avoiding the obstacles so as to choose the right location for landing."

Space - Jan 3, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Footage of camera on Chang'e-4 probe showing probe hovering, avoiding obstacles

Beijing, China - Jan 9-10, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. SOUNDBITE(Chinese) Zhang Hongbo, chief designer, ground application system of Chang'e-4 lunar probe (ending with shot 7):
"From the video, we can see a lot of dust was raised after the probe landed and there are fewer rocks around the landing area of Chang'e-4 than that of Chang'e-3."

Space - Jan 3, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Footage of camera on Chang'e-4 probe showing soft landing

Space - Jan 11, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Various of panoramic photos of lunar surface
9. Photos of Yutu-2 rover

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The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has released a 12-minute video from its Chang'e-4 probe showing the entire soft landing on the moon's far side on Jan 3.

The spacecraft made the historic landing at 10:26 Beijing Time on Jan 3, 2019, inaugurating a new chapter in lunar exploration.

It is shown in the video that the probe successfully performed the soft landing autonomously within 12 minutes.

"This video is a combination of more than 3,000 photos [captured by the camera on Chang'e-4 during its soft landing]. The camera was turned on when the probe was about 8 kilometers above the moon surface. The whole landing lasted for about 12 minutes," said Zhang Hongbo, chief designer of Chang'e-4's ground application system.

The images taken by the on-board camera were sent back via the relay satellite Queqiao, which was operating around the second Lagrangian point of the earth-moon system, about 455,000 km from the earth, where it can see both the earth and the moon's far side.

At a height of about 100 meters, the probe is shown adjusting its altitude, speed and pitch as it seeks to avoid obstacles on the ground.

"In the video, we can see a very obvious pause. This is when the probe was hovering at a height of about 100 meters. You can see there is a left-and-right movement. It is the probe avoiding the obstacles so as to choose the right location for landing," said Zhang.

Scientists have made a preliminary analysis on the terrains and landform surrounding the probe according to the images.

"From the video, we can see a lot of dust was raised after the probe landed and there are fewer rocks around the landing area of Chang'e-4 than that of Chang'e-3," said Zhang.

The Chang'e-4 probe touched down at the preselected landing area at 177.6 degrees east longitude and 45.5 degrees south latitude in the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) Basin on the far side of the moon on Jan. 3, and the rover drove onto the lunar surface late that night.

Named after Chinese moon goddess "Chang'e," China's lunar exploration program, which began in 2004, includes orbiting and landing on the moon and bringing samples back to the Earth.

The program has made five continuous successes, said CNSA, referring to Chang'e-1, Chang'e-2, Chang'e-3, a test craft for Chang'e-5, and Chang'e-4.

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China/Space-Chang'e-4/Landing Video

China releases 12min video of Chang'e-4's soft landing on moon's far side

Dateline : March 14,2018

Location : China In Space

Duration : 2'36

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  • Français
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Space - Jan 3, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Footage of camera on Chang'e-4 lunar probe showing soft landing on far side of moon

Beijing, China - Jan 9-10, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
2. SOUNDBITE(Chinese) Zhang Hongbo, chief designer, ground application system of Chang'e-4 lunar probe (starting with shot 1/ending with shot 3):
"This video is a combination of more than 3,000 photos [captured by the camera on Chang'e-4 during its soft landing]. The camera was turned on when the probe was about 8 kilometers above the moon surface. The whole landing lasted for about 12 minutes."

Space - Jan 3, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
3. Footage of camera on Chang'e-4 probe showing probe preparing for landing

Beijing, China - Jan 9-10, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
4. SOUNDBITE(Chinese) Zhang Hongbo, chief designer, ground application system of Chang'e-4 lunar probe (starting with shot 3/ending with shot 5):
"In the video, we can see a very obvious pause. This is when the probe was hovering at a height of about 100 meters. You can see there is a left-and-right movement. It is the probe avoiding the obstacles so as to choose the right location for landing."

Space - Jan 3, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Footage of camera on Chang'e-4 probe showing probe hovering, avoiding obstacles

Beijing, China - Jan 9-10, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
6. SOUNDBITE(Chinese) Zhang Hongbo, chief designer, ground application system of Chang'e-4 lunar probe (ending with shot 7):
"From the video, we can see a lot of dust was raised after the probe landed and there are fewer rocks around the landing area of Chang'e-4 than that of Chang'e-3."

Space - Jan 3, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Footage of camera on Chang'e-4 probe showing soft landing

Space - Jan 11, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Various of panoramic photos of lunar surface
9. Photos of Yutu-2 rover


The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has released a 12-minute video from its Chang'e-4 probe showing the entire soft landing on the moon's far side on Jan 3.

The spacecraft made the historic landing at 10:26 Beijing Time on Jan 3, 2019, inaugurating a new chapter in lunar exploration.

It is shown in the video that the probe successfully performed the soft landing autonomously within 12 minutes.

"This video is a combination of more than 3,000 photos [captured by the camera on Chang'e-4 during its soft landing]. The camera was turned on when the probe was about 8 kilometers above the moon surface. The whole landing lasted for about 12 minutes," said Zhang Hongbo, chief designer of Chang'e-4's ground application system.

The images taken by the on-board camera were sent back via the relay satellite Queqiao, which was operating around the second Lagrangian point of the earth-moon system, about 455,000 km from the earth, where it can see both the earth and the moon's far side.

At a height of about 100 meters, the probe is shown adjusting its altitude, speed and pitch as it seeks to avoid obstacles on the ground.

"In the video, we can see a very obvious pause. This is when the probe was hovering at a height of about 100 meters. You can see there is a left-and-right movement. It is the probe avoiding the obstacles so as to choose the right location for landing," said Zhang.

Scientists have made a preliminary analysis on the terrains and landform surrounding the probe according to the images.

"From the video, we can see a lot of dust was raised after the probe landed and there are fewer rocks around the landing area of Chang'e-4 than that of Chang'e-3," said Zhang.

The Chang'e-4 probe touched down at the preselected landing area at 177.6 degrees east longitude and 45.5 degrees south latitude in the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) Basin on the far side of the moon on Jan. 3, and the rover drove onto the lunar surface late that night.

Named after Chinese moon goddess "Chang'e," China's lunar exploration program, which began in 2004, includes orbiting and landing on the moon and bringing samples back to the Earth.

The program has made five continuous successes, said CNSA, referring to Chang'e-1, Chang'e-2, Chang'e-3, a test craft for Chang'e-5, and Chang'e-4.

ID : 8100393

Published : 2019-01-12 07:10

Last Modified : 2019-01-12 18:00:00

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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