[FPSPACE] Chinese soft landing test?

Morris Jones morrisjones at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 17 22:05:10 EST 2008


This refers to a test of "the reliability of soft landing technologies" on Chang'e-2, which is basically the back-up for Change'1. 

Perhaps China intends to gradually lower its orbit and use radar to monitor the approach, like the recent Indian MIP descent. 

I am not sure if the spacecraft will carry landing gear or make a soft landing. But the descent techniques could be practiced.

Any other theories?

Morris Jones

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