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Mark H
Looking ahead to spacecraft activities in 2013 - http://www.planetary.org/blogs...
Looking ahead to spacecraft activities in 2013
Looking ahead to spacecraft activities in 2013
Looking ahead to spacecraft activities in 2013
"The biggest solar system launch of this year was one that I must admit I knew nothing whatever about until this week. I vaguely knew that there was a Chang'E 3 in the Chinese lunar mission pipeline, but I hadn't clued in that it was a soft lander. And it's a big one, tipping the scales at 1200 kilograms. That's heavier than Curiosity. Like Curiosity, it'll have an RTG to provide power and heat -- the heat part being particularly important for surviving long lunar nights. And while the lander itself is immobile, it will deploy a 100-kilogram rover." - Mark H from Bookmarklet