Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Chang'e-3 mission to the Moon - a special issue

View from Yutu rover's hazard avoidance camera on the floor of Mare Imbrium [CAS/CNSA/CLEP].
Simon Buckmaster
Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics

In 2013, Chang'e-3's lander became the first spacecraft to soft-land on the moon since 1976. The Chang'e lander and rover carried numerous instruments including ground penetrating radar, an Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) camera, a lunar-based ultraviolet telescope, and an alpha particle x-ray spectrometer.

Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics (RAA) has published a special issue on the Chang'e-3 lunar mission and we invite you to browse this important collection, which is currently free to access.

The issue provides a collection of key information on the instrumental designs, calibration methods and data processing procedures used by these experiments; and analysis of initial scientific data collected.

IOP Science
Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume 14, Number 12, December 2014

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