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Chinese Moon Probe Ventures Into Deep Space 167

Posted by timothy
from the been-there-done-that dept.
hackingbear writes "After completing its 6-month moon survey mission, China's second moon orbiter, Chang'e-2, was found to be in excellent condition and has abundant fuel left, and so it set off from its moon orbit into deep space, heading toward Lagrangian point L2 about 1.5 million kilometers away from the earth, or about 4 times farther out than the moon. The orbiter left its moon orbit at 5:10 p.m., according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence. The probe is expected to perform exploration at L2. It is the first Chinese spacecraft to venture beyond the moon and establish the country's capability in deep space exploration."
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Chinese Moon Probe Ventures Into Deep Space

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 09, 2011 @02:46PM (#36392750)

    - the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, Herschel Space Observatory and Planck Space Observatory. One would hope the Chinese would take steps not only to avoid crashing into those but also to avoid interrupting the science those are performing. I'm sure the ops people for all of those craft are scrambling now to understand what the Chinese are doing and what they might have to do to compensate.

    Usually all the contingencies for a spacecraft are worked out long in advance - I think it disingenuous to suggest they just decided to take a joy ride with their remaining fuel.

  • by Rob Riggs (6418) on Thursday June 09, 2011 @02:48PM (#36392770) Homepage Journal
    1. Iraq
    2. Afghanistan
    3. Libya
    4. Yemen
    5. Drugs
    6. Poverty (lost)
    7. Terrorism
    8. Iran (Cyber)
    9. Cuba (Economic)

    I'm probably forgetting a few.

    10. Pakistan (pardon us while we bomb your sovereign territory).

    So, yes, three wars. For a surprisingly high value of three.
  • by hairyfeet (841228) <.bassbeast1968. .at. .gmail.com.> on Thursday June 09, 2011 @03:24PM (#36393128) Journal

    They know that they have shitloads of money while the traitors in congress are giving tax breaks to their corporate buddies to send our jobs overseas? Look up "GE tax break outsourcing" to really make yourself sick, here is a CEO bragging, and I quote "We're not sending the low skills jobs, we are sending the good jobs because that's where the money is now" while he cashes his big giant tax rebate check. Well no shit that is where the money is, that is because you and your douchebag traitor friends have shipped more than 21,000 FACTORIES overseas since 2001. Considering we are at war I don't know why these douchebags aren't lined up and shot for the traitors that they are.

    As for TFA enjoy it while you can China. These same douchebags you're making money on now will be more than happy to fuck you after they are done poisoning your land and exploiting everything they can, then they'll leave you with a shitload of superfund sites to deal with while they quietly cash out and find the next country to exploit.

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