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    • Keywords


      Chang’E-1; lunar exploration; microwave radiometer; X-ray spectrometry; gamma-ray spectrometry.

    • Abstract


      China plans to implement its first lunar exploration mission Chang ’E-1 by 2007.The mission objectives are


      To achieve the above mission goals,five types of scientific instruments are selected as payloads of the lunar craft.These include stereo camera and spectrometer imager,laser altimeter,microwave radiometer,gamma and X-ray spectrometers and space environment monitor system.In order to collect,process,store and transmit the scientific data of various payloads a special payload data management system is also included.In this paper the goals of Chang ’E-1 and its payloads are described.

    • Author Affiliations


      Sun Huixian1 Dai Shuwu1 Yang Jianfeng2 Wu Ji1 Jiang Jingshan1

      1. Center for Space Science and Applied Research (CSSAR), Post Box 8701, Beijing 100 080, China.
      2. Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Xi’an 710 068, China.
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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