Chang’e 3 Landing Today

There is a deafening silence in the Indian media about the accomplishments of the Chinese Chang’e 3. The spacecraft arrived at lunar orbit on December 6 and has since moved into an orbit with a periselene of 15 km and an aposelene of 100 km. Today evening at 1910 hrs it’ll become the first spacecraft since 1976 to make a soft landing on the surface of the Moon.

Emily Lakdawalla reports more about the landing here. Ken Kramer paints the broader picture on Universe Today.

CCTV News is the English news channel that might have updates. On Twitter, @ESA_Operations might be a good place to follow other than the usual suspects.

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