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Re: [Phys-L] Ex: Re: Moon distance

There is a suggestion here that China chose the Italian proposal to contribute a laser reflector before the mission was changed to include a far-side landing site and that there may be some hope that that will change again.

John Mallinckrodt
Cal Poly Pomona

Chang'e-4 farside landing mission<><>

On Dec 21, 2022, at 10:30 AM, Chuck Britton via Phys-l <> wrote:

Either the South or North Pole region is visible from Earth except for when the Moon is actually crossing the plane of the Earth’s orbit.

On Dec 21, 2022, at 1:21 PM, Anthony Lapinski via Phys-l <> wrote:

I read that China's Change-6 mission will land on the south pole region of
the Moon's far side in 2025. It will collect samples and carry a
retroreflector to measure the Earth-Moon distance. How can this be done
from the far side, or am I missing something?



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