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Zhurong: China’s first Mars Rover landing on Friday

Zhurong rover

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) will try to start the landing of the “Zhurong” probe, which is part of the “Tianwen I” spacecraft, which has been operating on Mars since February this year. If China succeeds in landing its spacecraft on the water, it will be the third country after the United States and Russia to land a Mars rover on another planet.

China wants to perform a mission to enter orbit, land and head to the Red Planet. The country had successfully entered the orbit of Mars when it reached the “Red Planet” in February. According to the “Global Times” report, China’s Mars orbiter carries 7 scientific payloads, while the rover is equipped with 6 instruments for exploring the “red planet”. Not a country, but the United States managed to land the rover on the ground.

China will work hard to change this fact (Russia will land the Mars rover on Venus). When CNSA enters the Martian atmosphere, Chinese scientists at the administrative headquarters will experience a 7-minute error-the term refers to loss of communication. The car hurried to the surface. After only seven minutes, the rover may land or crash, and because of the large distance to the ground, the status of the mobile vehicle (Zhurong) is confirmed.

When the lander reaches the Martian atmosphere, the rover is hidden under the heat shield that protects it. From the huge heat generated by friction in the upper atmosphere of Mars. The parachute is deployed a few seconds after the heat shield is deployed in a medium range. Slow down the speed of the spacecraft. The working team of the Chinese lander is similar to an air crane.

The team brings perseverance to the ground and the rover to the ground. According to CNSA, if the landing is successful, the lander will deploy a slow deployment ramp. dare. The Mars probe will land in the Utopia Planitia and is expected to operate on Mars for 90 days to observe the characteristics of the Earth’s surface and analyze the composition of the Earth’s surface, taking into account the Earth’s climate and environment. The Planitia Basin coincides with the landing of the Nasa’s Viking 2 lander in 1976.

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