Scientific objectives and payloads of Chang’E-1 lunar satellite

  title={Scientific objectives and payloads of Chang’E-1 lunar satellite},
  author={Sun Huixian and Dai Shuwu and Yang Jianfeng and Wu Ji and Jiang Jingshan},
  journal={Journal of Earth System Science},
AbstractChina plans to implement its first lunar exploration mission Chang’E-1 by 2007. The mission objectives are• to obtain a three-dimensional stereo image of the lunar surface,• to determine distribution of some useful elements and to estimate their abundance• to survey the thickness of lunar soil and to evaluate resource of3He and• to explore the environment between the Moon and Earth. To achieve the above mission goals, five types of scientific instruments are selected as payloads of the… 

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