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Details Emerge of Chang’e-2 Asteroid Encounter: Some—but not all—of the mystery surrounding the flight is cleared up

Details Emerge of Chang’e-2 Asteroid Encounter: Some—but not all—of the mystery surrounding the flight is cleared up

Image: NAOC Fly By: Chang'e-2 caught several images of asteroid Toutatis as it flew by using a CMOS camera that wasn't meant for the task. The asteroid didn't come into view until Chang'e-2 had passed it by 40 kilometers. Click to enlarge. 31 January 2013—A Chinese scientist speaking at an astronomy conference in Washington last week cleared up some of the mystery surrounding China’s first foray into interplanetary space. A month ago, China enjoyed a spectacular success as its Chang’e-2 satellite flew past the asteroid Toutatis and sent close-up images back to Earth. The project demonstrated innovative mission flexibility as well as intricate virtuosity in deep-space navigation. Most impressive of all is that when the spacecraft was launched in 2010, the asteroid flyby was not, and had never been, part of its flight plan. Details of the probe’s encounter had been strangely...

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