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Exclusive: Tracking and control system of Chang'e-3

11-28-2013 13:45 BJT Special Report: Chang’e-3 Lunar Probe |

Our reporter Han Bin has also interviewed Mr. Wu Fenglei, deputy Director of the system design department of China's Aerospace Control and Command Center.

Wu Fenglei, deputy Director of the system design department of China's Aerospace Control and
Command Center.

He says the role of the tracking and control system of Chang’e-3, is to receive data from the lunar probe, and send orders commanding its activities. He also reveals that they will use the X-band frequency in this deep space lunar project.

Han: China will for the first time, use the X-band observation system in tracking and controlling Chang’e-3. This is unlike the previous mission, which used the S-band system. What’s the advantage of using X-band?

Han: What are the key technological breakthroughs in the tracking and control system of the Chang’e-3?

Han: How important are China’s lunar experiences for China’s deep space exploration?

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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