In all geologic time, the responsibilities are on our generation ... including you ...

Chang'e 1, China's Lunar Probe to Map the Moon

Chang'e 1, named after the Chinese moon goddess, was a lunar probe meant to perform the first step in China's Lunar Exploration Program which is planned to result in human missions to the Moon in the future. Chang'e 1 was launched in 2007, operated successfully, and intentionally impacted on the Moon at the end of its mission in 2009. Its successor, Chang'e 2, was launched in 2010.

The main mission of Chang'e 1 was to map the entire lunar surface topography in 3D, study the Moon's surface chemical composition in detail, cover lunar polar territory, and study the radiation environment. Chang'e 1 did not study lunar polar volatiles.

Chang'e 1 was the first scientific mission to the Moon by the China National Space Administration. The probe, as well as the Long March rocket which delivered it, were totally Chinese, and the mission also marked the first use of the Chinese Deep Space Network.

The Chang'e 1 mission was followed by the similar Chang'e 2 Moon probe which has taken a lower orbit with improved equipment, and Chang'e Lunar Lander and Rover scheduled for launch in 2013.



External links:

Chang'e 1 on wikipedia


PERMANENT.com > Lunar Resources (Mining The Moon) > Probes, History and Future > Chang-e 1 (China)




To get updates on PERMANENT (occasional, not frequent), get on our mailing list.

For general or specific e-mail regarding PERMANENT, please use our Feedback page.

Leave information about yourself in our people, companies, and organizations database.

If you are interested in hiring our expertise, anywhere in the world, please contact us.
We have people in the USA and Thailand, and can travel or consult by internet.
You can call anytime, 24/7, at +66-8-1135-7977

Text by Mark Prado, Copyright © 1983-2013, All Rights Reserved.
Many website artistic design elements by Sam Fraser, Copyright © 1999-2013, All Rights Reserved.

Except where specifically stated otherwise,
Copyright © 1983-2013 by Mark Evan Prado, All Rights Reserved

Source: http://www.permanent.com

PERMANENT logo
P rojects to E mploy R esources of the M oon and A steroids N ear E arth in the N ear T erm

Menu:
please see our

Site Map

to navigate.

For PCs, this righthand
side has a floating menu,
but if your tablet
or your PCs web browser
do not run
-- javascript --
then you must
-- navigate --
using the Site Map above.