China's Space Program News Thread


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That looks to be caused by the blast of the retrorocket engine during landing.

The rim of the blast crater extends until the landing pads.

Looks like a large-sized crumb of debris has come to rest near one of the pad. Luckily the lander didn't get obstructed by it during the landing. It could have caused the lander to be elevated on that side of the pad.

this isn't luck


this isn't luck

You are trying to troll. :mad:

By the time the large piece of blast debris ended up near the landing pad, the lander was already very near to the surface and it was already too late and too risky for the obstacle avoidance system to move the lander around. And that is assuming the engine hasn't been already shut down to reduce back blast/blast crater size.