[FPSPACE] So -- is Chang'e-2 dead?

Paolo Ulivi pao.ulivi at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 03:38:51 EST 2012


extremely clever. they seem to have circumvented the limitations of
the main science camera and used instead one of the CMOS monitoring
"webcams".
in any case, the closest distance (3.2 km!) is unexpected! my Chinese
sources all said "around 1000 km", and 300 km had been recently
floated

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 3:18 AM, Phillip Clark
<phillipclark at btinternet.com> wrote:
> Thank you for the link, Chris.   Looks like an outstanding success to me!
>
> Phillip Clark
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Jones" <clj at panix.com>
> To: "James Oberg" <jameseoberg at comcast.net>
> Cc: <fpspace at friends-partners.org>
> Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2012 12:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [FPSPACE] So -- is Chang'e-2 dead?
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>> On Thu 13 Dec 2012 12:44:21 PM EST "James Oberg" <jameseoberg at comcast.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> We're past the expected date of the Chang'e-2 encounter with Toutatis.
>>>
>>> Is there any reason to expect that Beijing is holding back GOOD news?
>>
>>
>> Perhaps.  See
>>
>> http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2012/12141551-change-2-imaging-of-toutatis.html
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