[FPSPACE] Chang-E Chinese lunar satellite
Mgr. CSc. Antonín Vítek
AVitek at seznam.cz
Sun Nov 21 03:32:15 EST 2004
"Chinese first circles the month survey satellite "Chang E" to start at the beginning of the type development"
[i.e. read as: "Development of the first Chinese lunar satellite "Chang E" started."
Beijing : Xinhua. - 2004-11-19. - [Cit. 2004-11-19]
Unedited translation by Babelfish:
"New China net Beijing, November 19 - (Reporter Jiang Guocheng) reporter on 19th understood from the national defense science and industry committee lunar survey project center, Chinese first circled the month survey satellite "Chang E" already to start at the beginning of the type development, "the Chang E project" entered the implementation stage. --- "Chang E" the satellite is circles the month survey satellite, develops by the Chinese astronautics science and technology group subordinate's China spatial technology research institute. Mainly uses in to gain the lunar terrain three dimensional image, to analyze the lunar terrain related matter element the distributed characteristic, survey month soil thickness, the survey month space environment and so on. At present this satellite already entered at the beginning of the type development stage. In this stage, will have the electrical star and structure star these two at the beginning of the type satellite undertakes the satellite test work. --- "Chang E" satellite overall Director designer Rao Wei when accepts reporter the interview said that, the electrical star experiment mainly is uses in some to have the electronic performance the equipment synthesis test, the structure star experiment mainly is needs to inspect the structural design the rationality, with entire star on temperature control design rationality. --- At present, these two at the beginning of the type star structure manufacture already completed, in year's end before started the entire star test. In this foundation, carries on the type satellite again, also is finally must realize the launch satellite development. The entire at the beginning of type test stage will continue to the next year June, afterwards will enter the satellite type star the development stage. In addition, undertook the satellite launch duty Long March third armor rocket at present already to begin the production, in order to guarantee completed the lunar survey project task, the China scientific researcher also carries on to the long ?? rocket enhanced the reliable design. The Chinese astronautics science and technology group subordinate's China launch vehicle technical institute develops this ?? rocket also second half year will leave the plant in 2006. --- National defense science and industry committee lunar survey project center Director Hu Hao tells reporter: The Chinese scientists have until now carried on 41 reliable design work. The main goal is must enhance the rocket the reliability, causes China launches the Moon (survey satellite) the rocket to be more reliable, felt relieved. --- It is reported, "Chang E" the satellite will complete all experiments in 2006 year's end, will have the launching conditions. --- At the beginning of this year, national astronautics bureau bureau chief the grandson comes the swallow when accepts reporter the interview to say that, China already started the lunar survey plan, the first issue of project (namely "Chang E" circled month project) the total investment approximately 1.4 billion Yuan. The first issue of project goal was in 2007 before launched to revolve the lunar operation the satellite, gained the lunar terrain three dimensional three-dimensional image, analyzes the lunar terrain useful element the content and the material type distributed characteristic, survey month soil thickness and the Earth to moon's spatial environment. --- The grandson came the swallow Chinese and foreign reporter at the press conference to announce in last December, after completed the first stage "Chang E" to circle the month project, Chinese preliminary plan in 2010 before launched nobody detecting equipment to the Moon, further did the lunar survey work. In the third stage, China will complete the gathering month soil sample in 2020 ago the work. --- The grandson comes the swallow to stress that, China's lunar survey counts the division "to circle, to fall, returns to" three development phases, all belongs does not carry the person to survey the activity. (End)"
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