The MGA-S lands on the moon
The SCHURTER MGA-S space fuse is conquering outer space. The soaring flight of the MGA-S has continued even after the prize ceremony concluded – and has even reached the moon! On December 14, 2013, at 2:11 p.m. Central European Time, several 100 units of the MGA-S landed on the earth's only natural satellite in an region that is known as the Bay of Rainbows area. They were integrated into the Chinese Chang’e 3 lunar lander and its lunar rover. The space vehicle started its journey on December 1, 2013, from the Xichang spaceport in the Chinese province of Sichuan. Following 37 years after the Soviet “Luna 24” probe, Chang’e 3 is the first Chinese space mission which made a soft landing on the moon and thus is fully functional. Yutu, its golden lunar rover, is expected to explore the moon's surface for three months and to collect soil samples.