[FPSPACE] Questions about the Indian lunar mission

Gunter Krebs gunter.krebs at skyrocket.de
Sat Nov 15 12:34:07 EST 2008


2008/11/15 Peter Pesavento <pjp961 at svol.net>

>  It is not clear to me, so I am asking the assembled here the following:
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> --the probe that "landed" didn't really, did it?  It was an "impact
> probe"?  As in smashed into the crater, and not a soft-landing?
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> The last one: it was an impactor

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> --or was it a soft-landing?  The reports state it took 25 minutes to
> "land"…following ejection from the main orbiter.
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It landed "hard" - i.e. an impactor


--video was taken…will this video be released?
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 i hope so

> --does the lunar orbiter itself have imaging equipment?
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yes

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> Answers appreciated.
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Gunter Krebs
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