Tech & Science China lands Rover "Zhurong" successfully on Mars

18:15  15 may  2021
18:15  15 may  2021 Source:   businessinsider.de

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China, a landing on the Mars was successful for the first time. The landing module of the spaceship "Tanwen-1" set up with the Rover "Zhurong" on board on Saturday on the surface of the red planet, as the Chinese area authority announced CNSA. The mission is "a complete success" and another "important milestone" of the Chinese space program, CNSA boss Zhang Kejian said according to the State News Agency Xinhua.

"Tanwen-1" was broken by the earth last July and had reached the Mars orbit in February. The Chinese mission is one of three flights to Mars, which were started by Earth last summer. The United Arab Emirates and the US also sent missiles towards Mars at that time. The US Rover "Perseverance" had already landed in February.

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Landing Extremely difficult

So far, only the USA managed to bring exploration vehicles to the red planet. Although the Soviet Union achieved a landing in the 1970s, it was immediately lost contact with the probe. The flight to the red planet and the landing are considered extremely difficult. Of preceding land of land of land, only about half were successful.

A parachute and brake strokes helped brake the Chinese probe. About 100 meters above the Marty surface, the vehicle initially floated to identify obstacles and find autonomously a landing site. Finally, the landing with his four legs securely sit on the surface.

The maneuver had been "extremely complicated", cited Geng Yan State Media, a Chinese Space Program Employee: "Every step had a chance. The actions were closely linked. If only there had been a mistake, the landing would failed," said Geng.

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China's state news agency Xinhua spoke after the successful landing from the beginning of a "new chapter" in the exploration of space. China's President Xi Jinping congratulated the scientists involved.

Rover after sun god named

everything goes according to plan now, the Rover named after the Chinese Feuergott's Rover "Zhurong", who set up in the Utopia Planitia region, work and perform investigations for at least three months.

The Rover weighs about 240 kilograms. He has six wheels and four solar panels and can move on the Mars surface with 200 meters per hour. The Rover contributes to scientific instruments with which information about the composition of the planet surface, the geological structure and the climate should be collected.

China is progressing its ambitious space program forwards. After several successful flights to the moon, the People's Republic had started building his own space station at the end of April. A rocket of the type "Long March 5B" brought the 22 tonnes heavy module "Tianhe" into space. It should form the core module of the space station, which should be completed "at 2022".

China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft completes historic Mars landing

  China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft completes historic Mars landing Solar-powered rover, named Zhurong, will now survey the landing site before departing platform to conduct inspections. Named after a mythical Chinese god of fire, Zhurong has six scientific instruments including a high-resolution topography camera. The rover will study the planet’s surface soil and atmosphere. Zhurong will also look for signs of ancient life, including any sub-surface water and ice, using ground-penetrating radar. Tianwen-1, or “Questions to Heaven”, named after a Chinese poem written two millennia ago, is China’s first independent mission to Mars.

In the coming weeks, two more room flights should follow close successively. In May, the Cargo spaceship "Tiishedhou 2" could dock with fuel and supply goods. Three astronauts are also preparing to fly on board "Shenzhou 12" in June to "Tianhe".

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