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Simulation: Chang´e 1 orbiter´s journey to the moon


Source: | 10-25-2007 08:45

Special Report:   Chang'e I -Journey to the Moon

The "Chang'e 1" needs to travel 380,000 kilometers to get to the moon but it won't fly there directly. The flight process of Chang'e 1 is divided into four phases: the active phase, the phase-modulation orbit, the earth-moon transfer orbit and the circumlunar orbit.

After the separation of "Chang'E 1" from the launch vehicle, the probe enters the 16-hour Earth orbit.