China launches first independent research mission to Mars
China has launched its first independent probe into the Tianwen-1 space mission. According to a foreign news agency, China has launched its first unmanned aerial mission on any other planet. Departed from Wenchang Space Launch Center.
The United States has sent similar space missions before, and both countries want to take advantage of the short duration of Earth and Mars being close to each other and on the same surface. In this context, the United Arab Emirates has also launched its space mission.
According to reports, China’s first research mission is likely to enter Mars in February next year. Where it will try to deploy a rover for 90 days to get important information from Mars and if Tianwen-1 succeeds, China will become one of the first countries to orbit in its initial mission, and among the first countries to deploy a rover on Mars.
Mr Liu Tongjie, the spokesman for the mission, told reporters ahead of the launch that,
Entering, deceleration and landing (EDL) is a very difficult (process). We will face many challenges as we approach Mars, and as this mission approaches Mars, it is important to slow it down, and if the process of slowing down is successful. If it did not happen or if the flight near the planet did not work properly, it will not be possible to investigate Mars.
“When arriving in the vicinity of Mars, it is very critical to decelerate,” he said. “If the deceleration process is not right, or if flight precision is not sufficient, the probe would not be captured by Mars.”
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