According to official media reports, China has landed a spacecraft with a Mars rover on Mars, which further demonstrates its ambitions in this field.
This rover is part of the “Tianjin 1” unmanned mission Last July. Tianwen means “asking to heaven” and is named after a poem by the Chinese poet Qu Yuan.
The mission was described by the Chinese media as a “new important milestone” and “the first step in China’s planetary exploration of the solar system”. Match usa By successfully landing on the red planet
According to the “Global Times” report, quoting from the National Space Administration, the lander and rover of the Astronomy-1 spacecraft arrived at a Utopian plain on Mars in the early hours of Saturday morning local time.
The newspaper said that the lander and rover of the Astronomy-1 spacecraft separated from the orbiter at about 4 a.m., after which it took three hours to enter the Martian atmosphere.
Then, the spacecraft “it took about 9 minutes to slow down, hovering to avoid obstacles and cushion before a soft landing.” This wanderer is named Zhurong after the Chinese god of fire. It is 1.85m long and weighs 240kg. It is expected to traverse the earth for about 92 days.
The probe was launched on July 23 by a Long March rocket on May 5 from the Wenchang launch site in the southern province of Hainan.
The achievement of the Mars landing is part of the broader expansion of China’s space program. The country’s engineers launched the first part of its permanent space station into Earth orbit at the end of last month.
In 2018, China launched more ships into orbit for the first time than any other country.
The United States believes that China’s efforts in space Strategically. The annual threat assessment report issued by the Director of the National Intelligence Agency stated: “Beijing is striving to meet or exceed the space capabilities of the United States in order to obtain the military, economic, and prestige benefits that Washington has gained from the space leadership.”