[meteorite-list] China's NEO detection system?

From: E.P. Grondine <epgrondine_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:16:50 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <1388614360.5397645.1532963810802_at_mail.yahoo.com>

Hi everyone -
China has released an image of its proposed International Lunar Research Station:

You will notice the radar array shown in the background.
I suspect that this radar array is not designed for picking up signals from little green men.
Its wattage may be estimated from the solar cell arrays shown.
Originally, the ILRS date was 2030, with launch by the Long March 9.

But right now the Long March 8 is being looked at to compete with Musk's Falcon, and the Long March 9 may be delayed, if not abandoned altogether.
My estimate is ILRS launch by the Long March 8.

I am concerned that
based on Comet Encke's pass through the inner solar system in 1628 BCE,
the pass of Comet Schwassmann Wachmann 3 in 2022 CE
may send NEOs our way.

Paul, you still owe Hibbens an apology.

good hunting, everyone,Ed
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